Shimla: Twenty two (22) people have died and 31 others have been injured in a bus accident that was reported from near Chaila in Shimla district on the Kotkhai â€“ Theog road today.
The private bus was coming from Tikkar-Sharounta to Shimla and is reported to have been overloaded when it lost control and fell off the road at about 4 p.m.
Bladev Thakur, SHO Theog police station, from the accident site reported the latest body count at 22 dead, which included 19 men and 3 women.
“Rescue and relief operations are being carried out and of the 31 injured in the accident, 28 persons have been rushed to Shimla,” said JS Rana, deputy commissioner Shimla who on learning about the accident has rushed to the site for supervising relief operations.
“The emergency team at IGMC Hospital Shimla has been put on alert and arrangement to deal with the situation has been put in place,” said Rana.
Within 24 hours this is the second major accident reported in the hill state.
Thirty-nine (39) people died and another 37 were injured in a truck accident near Rewalsar in Mandi district on Wednesday.