Himachal Roadways Bus Falls Into Gorge, 15 Dead, 6 Injured

Shimla: Fifteen people died and six others stand injured, some grievously, when the bus they were traveling in, went off the road and fell deep into a gorge at Khaneoli Badrash near Rampur on Sunday morning.

From the accident site overlooking the relief and rescue operations, Dalip Negi, sub-divisional magistrate Rampur over phone said, “The bus was on its way from Basholi to Rampur, on an un-tarred roadway, when it failed to negotiate a bend and fell into a gorge. The bus fell deep into the gorge that made the relief and rescue operation a difficult one, he added

The state transport Himachal roadway bus was carrying 21 passengers, said Negi. Of the 15 dead, 4 are females. The dead include the conductor of the bus. The driver has survived the accident and is among the injured.

All the injured have been shifted for medical treatment, he said. Among the six survivors, there is a girl and a lady. Three of the injured have been shifted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla for treatment, disclosed the magistrate.

Immediate relief of Rs 10,000 has been extended to the kin of the dead and cash reliefs to the injured have also been released, he said.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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  1. says: Neha Chandok


    The deceased have been identified as Smt. Prem Lata (26) W/O Sh. Vindo Kumar Vill. Nehra PO Bahli Tehsil Rampur, Smt. Urmila (35) W/O Sh. Ashok Vill. Kawanoo PO Batri Tehsil Kumarsain, Smt. Usha (36) W/O Sh. Nobu Ram Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar Tehsil Rampur, Km. Sandhya (15) D/O Sh. Diwan Chand Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar Tehsil Rampur, Sh. Ajay (17) S/O Sh. Diwan Chand Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar Tehsil Rampur, Sh. Prem Bahadur (50)

    S/O Sh. Kharak Singh Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar, Sh. Akshay Mehta (14) S/O Sh. Govind Mehta Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar, Sh. Chaman Ssingh (51) D/O Sh. Dagu Ram Vill . Khanewali PO Devnagar, Sh. Sheesh Pal (22) S/O Sh. Chaman Singh .Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar, Sh. Radha Krishan (34) S/O Sh. Kana Singh Vill. . Khanewali PO Devnagar, Sh. Damodar Dass (40) S/O Sh. Chura Dev Vill Nehra PO Bahli Tehsil Rampur, Sh. Gagan (33) Bus Conductor S/O Sh. Padam Dass Vill. Dalog PO Narain Tehsil Rampur, Sh. Sukardeen (72) S/O Sh. Mehardeen Vill. Khawaroo Kainchi Tehsil Rampur, Sh. Gulab Singh (20) S/O Sh. Lachhmi Dass VPO Devnagar, Sh. Mushu Ram (46) S/O Sh, Soi Ram Vill. Masarna PO Bhadawali Tehsil Rampur and Sh. Ashok Kumar (33) S/O Sh. Saar Chand Vill. Kotdu PO Bahli Tehsil Rampur

    Injured persons were Smt. Saroj Mehta (38) W/O Sh. Govind Mehta Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar, Km. Akshita Mehta (15) D/O Sh. Govind Mehta Vill. Khanewali PO Devnagar, Sh. Kewal Ram (36) Driver of ill fated Bus) S/O Sh. Dev Mani Vill. Malahar PO Samakhali Tehsil Kersog, Sh. Kundan Lal (40) S/O Sh. Roshan Lal Vill. Gincha Tehsil Rampur, and Sh. Sandip Kumar (22) S/O Sh. Chuni Lal Vill. Paljara Tehsil Rampur.

  2. says: Ravinder Makhaik


    The death toll in the accident has gone up to 16

    Deputy Commission JS Rana said that one of the accident victims who was being brought to IGMC Hospital scummed to his injuries on the way near Kumarsain, earlier in the day

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