Himachal Roadways Bus Rolls Down Gorge, 30 Feared Dead

Kangra (HP): An HRTC bus plying on the Palampur – Mata Ashapuri route rolled down a 300 feet gorge at around 7:20pm today. Around 30 people are feared dead. Several others have been injured, including the bus conductor.

RM Palampur Mr Pankaj Chadha along with GM and bus adda in-charge have rushed to spot.

Contact number in Palampur for further information is 01894230250.

According to the latest reports, local residents from the surrounding Chadhiyar area have arrived at the accident spot to support rescue operations. There were around 50 people on-board. Bushy area and darkness has made it difficult for rescuers to provide immediate relief.

SP Kangra Daljit Thakur let Hill Post know over phone that “emergency teams had been rushed to the accident site to help out in relief and rescue operations.”

Army was called-in to support rescue operations. They are using ropes to reach up to the bus and survivors. The bus is stuck on the hilly terrain and so far one lady and one girl and a boy have been rescued. One dead body has also been pulled out from the bushes.

 

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6 Comments

  • Another mishap high time that road safety is revised in himachal human lives are not that cheap for God sake government come up with concrete road safety avoid such tragedies..RIP victims its very sad 🙁

  • I know the condition of this road as I have been visited this site many times also, and i think Govt. should think and improve such the bad condition of roads….

  • i hv visitd this road a lot of times.n its one of dangrous roads i have travelled.bt this tym road wz nt on fault.accrdng to the resceud victims.the driver wz changing d gear on a high steep n due the some technical problem gear culd nt b shifted.the bus moved backward n rolled down to a 1000 feet george.even braked didnt workd at that tym due to slippery road.govt should compensate the families of victims n should use modern technologies like ABS etc

  • Such lke accidents have become a routine in Himachal. Almost every month or two, there is major accidents. Where are we heading for? What Govt. is doing to stop? Govt. should come in open to reveal reality and accident reports.

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