Shimla : Fifteen persons were killed and seven injured Sunday when a bus carrying tribal dancers fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradeshâ€™s mountainous tribal Lahaul & Spiti district,police said.
â€œAll the 15 bodies have been recovered from the accident site.The bodies had to be pulled out by using long ropes on the steep hill side,â€ said Lahaul & Spiti S.P.Vimal Gupta.
The accident took place in the wee hours at Gamoor, some 20 km from the state headquarters Keylong.
The 22 member troupe of dancers was travelling from neighbouring Leh in Jammu & Kashmir state to take part in a tribal fair in the Lahaul valley.
Parts of the Lahaul valley have experienced unseasonal snowfall over the weekend.
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