In a tragic incident, two buses collided in Damtal, Himachal Pradesh and burst into flames. As a result, 60 people were injured.
A major road accident had occured in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on April 20 also where 44 people including 10 women and girls, three children and 31 men died as a private bus from Uttarakhand bound to Tuni skidded off the mountain and plunged into Tons river- the largest tributary of the Yamuna.
Himachal Pradesh: Head on collision between two buses in Damtal, both later caught fire. 60 people injured pic.twitter.com/FCDWIRMbxi— ANI (@ANI_news) July 4, 2017
Additional Chief Secretary (Disaster management) Tarun Shridhar had said that as per the report, the casualty was very high. Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur immediately reached the spot after hearing about the accident. The rescue and relief operation was led by Sub-divisional Magistrate Chopal along with locals, police and government medical teams. The exact cause of the accident was not immediately known.