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.