Bus accident in Chamba, Himachal: total deaths 19 and three injured

Chief Minister ordered Magisterial Inquiry

Transport Minister Kishan Kapoor rushed to the spot

Chamba: A private bus rolled down 1500 metre in nullah, due to which bus number HP:44-7786 damaged totally and killed all 19 passengers traveling on the spot. One passenger injured who was on the roof of the bus.

According to an eye witness, Vinayak, ill fated bus started from Bhanjraroo at 11.30AM for Charda but met with an accident at 2.00 PM near Bhagaigarh. Two persons working in the fields were also crushed by the bus, they are injured and referred to Zonal Hospital Chamba.

On receiving the information Police party from Tissa Thana rushed to the spot, alongwith medical team. B.R.Kaundal, Additional District Magistrate, Chamba also rushed to the spot. He looked after the relief operation. He confirmed that total toll is 19 out of which 13 males and 6 females identified and as per norms immediate relief of Rupees ten thousand is being being distributed to the relatives of deceased families.

Additional Supdt.of police D.K.Choudhry also reached on the spot.

Bhartiya janta party leader Mohan Lal, and congress district president S.K.Bhardwaj also visited the spot.

Acknowledging about the accident Chief Minister ordered magisterial inquiry at once. Kishan kapoor transport minister also rushed to the spot.

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