Shimla : At least twelve people were killed and four others are missing when a bus rolled down a hill and fell into a river in Himachal Pradeshâ€™s Chamba district on Wednesday,police said.
â€œTwelve bodies have been fished out of the river and search is on for four other bodies downstream.One person is injured,â€ said Chandu Ram Thakur, a senior official on phone from Tissa.
â€œThe private bus was travelling from Dalhousie to Banjhardu in the Tissa valley some 70 km from Chamba town when the bus rolled into the Bihali river,â€ he said.
Chamba has seen several road accidents in the last one year or so.
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