Himachal Pradesh: 60 people injured as two buses collide in Damtal, catch fire

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 July 2017, 06:14 PM
Buses collide in Damtal, Himachal Pradesh (Pic credit)
Buses collide in Damtal, Himachal Pradesh (Pic credit)

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.

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.

First Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 06:05 PM
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