Himachal Pradesh: 3 killed, 18 injured in bus accident on Hindustan-Tibet National Highway

29 October 2017, 08:32 AM
Himachal Pradesh bus accident - Representative image
Himachal Pradesh bus accident - Representative image

In a tragic incident, nearly three people were killed and 18 others injured on Saturday as a bus plunged into a 400-feet gorge at Kumarsein on the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway, about 85-km from here, police said. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, carrying 36 passengers, was traveling from Jhakri to Dharamshala.

One person died on the spot while two others died during the rescue operations, Director General of Police Somesh Goyal said.Six people, who were seriously injured, were taken to the Indira Gandhi Medical College here while 12 others were undergoing treatment at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Kumarsein, he said.

The police and local people rescued the passengers and the deceased are yet to be identified, the police said. The death toll may rise as six people are in a critical condition, they said, adding investigations are on to ascertain the cause of the accident.

First Published: Sunday, October 29, 2017 08:25 AM
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