17 dead in Himachal bus accident

Shimla : At least 17 people were killed and 30 injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district some 110 km from here Monday , officials said .

“Atleast 17 people were killed and 30 injured when a state roadways bus fell into 200 feet deep gorge near Bilaspur Monday evening ,” said Ritesh Chauhan, D C Bilaspur .

The accident took place around 7 : 30 P.M. The bus was on its way from Bilaspur to Bandla .The spot is some 15 km from Bilaspur .Rescue operations are on and there are fears the toll could rise .

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  1. says: lkkapoor

    The accidents on road looks to have become a weekly feature in himachal pradesh. Except, a sympethetic statements nothing concrete is coming to observe. State will soon become a hot favourite spot for rash/negligent driving.It seems that there is no control on loading/ driving etc. in this hilly state.The roads are becoming worse nd worse not only to drive but even to look upon.God bless.

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