Himachal bus accident death toll rises to 27

Shimla : With the death of two more people Tuesday the total number of killed in Monday’s bus accident near Bilaspur has gone up to 27 .

At least 27 others are injured and are being treated at Bilaspur , Shimla and Chandigarh hospitals .

Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal visited Bilaspur and attended the mass cremation of the accident victims . A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident . The crew of the state roadways bus has been suspended .

Officials said all the dead have been identified . Almost all belonged to nearby villages of Bilaspur .

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