8 killed in Lahaul road accident , 7 missing

Shimla : Eight persons were killed and seven others missing Sunday when a bus carrying tribal dancers fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s mountainous tribal district of Lahaul & Spiti,police said.

“All the eight bodies have been recovered after the rescue teams reached the spot with the help of long ropes,” said Lahaul & Spiti S.P.Vimal Gupta.

“The search is on for the missing persons,” he said.

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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