2 killed, 8 injured in bus mishap

KUMARHATTI: The two person were killed and eight other injured when a private bus overturned at Amb Paani near Ramshehr about 50-km from here this morning. The accident took place on Shimla- Nalagarh road at around the 8.50 am when brakes of bus (HP-12- 4127) failed.

Raj Kumar the bus driver tried to stop the bus by hitting the hills on valley side of road. But the bus was overturned on road after hitting the rock with a bang. Nikku Ram the conductor of bus and Mohan Lal were badly crushed under bus and killed at spot.

Mohan Lal’s neck was severed from body. He was a driver in HRTC and used to ply on this bus to reach his native place, Doli after duty off.

The accident happened on an isolated place. But luckily the help reached in the form of passengers of another bus that reached at site after few minutes of accident. The ill fated bus was on its way to Nalagarh.

The injured were Raj Kumar from Behari, Anil Kumar from Behari, Dev Raj from Ram Shehr, Krishan Lal from Biyuri, Devi Ram from Barmaana Darmaana, Ram Swarop and Ram Lok both from villages near Ram Shehr were admitted in hospitals at Nalagarh and Ramshehr.

Mr. Manmohan Sharma, SDM Nalagarh has announced financial aid of Rs. 10,000 each to deceased families and Rs. 1000 each to injured. A case has been registered.

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