Ten killed in Chamba accident

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Onlookers gathered at the spot where accident in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, 10 people were killed and 28 others were injured when a bus carrying them fell into a 70-80 feet deep gorge at Koti village, some 25 km from district headquarter on Monday. Photo by: Amit Kanwar

Shimla: Ten people were killed and 25 others injured on Monday when a bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district.

All India Radio quoting police officials said the accident took place at Koti.Eight people were killed on the spot while two others died in hospital.

The bus was on its way from Bararha to Chamba.According to police the bus was over speeding on the mountain road when the accident took place.

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  1. says: lkkapoor

    Accident in Himachal has become a regular phenomenon. This needs serious thinking in the Government circle to stop such mishaps. A watch on private bus operators is a must, for which concerned department is failing in his duty.

    1. says: Avnish Katoch

      Accidents in Chamba are way too much. Seems govt. has planned to just sleep over on all these issues. Hope they can put some serious fines on overloading and also educate drivers for safe driving.

  2. says: rishabh

    im a victim of a himachal accident, currently i admitted in da hospital….
    i lost my whole family in dat incident…….i lost my speaking ability….n i thinbk dat da roads r to blame ,my vehicle felll down da valley n all of 10 ppl inclucding da driverr died….i was da lucky 1 along wid a familier lady amogst da travllers….i wanna kno wen r dey inprovng da conditionof da roads….i will definately look into da matter once im discharged 4m da hospital

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