Seven Dead, 21 Injured in Himachal Roadways Bus Accident

Shimla: Seven persons were killed and another 21 were left injured when a Himachal Roadways bus lost control and fell into a deep gorge near Buchher village, about 20 km from Anni in Kullu district today morning.

One bus accident patient at IGMC Shimla

The bus was on its way to Anni-Laphali when it met with an accident. The injured were admitted to Anni hospital and the more serious one have been rushed to IGMC, Hospital Shimla and Rampur Hospital, a government spokesman said.

Rescue teams including a medical team were rushed to the accident site after information about the accident reached the Sub-divisional office at Anni.

Local magistrate Shrawan Kumar Manta supervised the rescue and relief operations.

Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and Governor Urmila Singh have expressed grief over the accident.

Photo by Amit Kanwar

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2 Comments

  1. says: Vishal

    DEMAND FOR RESIGNATION OF TRANSPORT MINISTER & SECRETARY
    Somebody should take this resposibility???.
    Please Blame somebody???
    Bad Road???
    Poor Vehicle standard???
    Human Factor???
    We need Accountability???
    Himachal Government should put more efforts and resources to make roads safer. Time has come now safety and quality of roads should be checked properly. DID WE SEE ANYTHING IN BUDGET???
    They should come out with Number of accidents in state .Reason and remedial action taken by the Authoritites.
    DANGEROUS AREAS AND CURVES should be highlighted and safety barriers used.
    Drivers of all sort should be shown videos and documentaries about accidents ,devastation caused by accidents to families. All Bus Deports should Display Number of Accidents in that district for every 4 months.
    Driving and Safety Tips to be displayed everywhere.
    Please Stop wasting money on useless stuff ,and i guess i don’t need to mention that your bureaucrats will come out with the numbers and figures.
    We shouldn’t surprised that Roads become Number One Killer in the State.
    Lets Make Himachal Number One in Road Safety.
    Take away Sarkari Vehicles from Sarkari Babus and make them use Public Transport…
    Then we ll see what they have to say….???

  2. says: Amar

    Mere expression of grief by the Chief Minister on the loss of precious lives is not sufficient unless preventive measures are taken. There should be proper accountability for such accidents and the guilty needs to be punished suitably.
    Mr. Vishal has rightly stated ‘Take away sarkari vehicles from sarkari babus and make them use public transport’. Similarly departments responsible for maintenance of buses and roads should be taken to task. Roads in the interior of Himachal are particularly in miserable state. Expression of grief will be viewed in right perspective if the Chief Engineer PWD and General Manager Transport are immediately placed under suspension pending further inquiry.

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