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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