Fifteen dead, several injured in Himachal road mishap

Shimla: According to the information given by the officials, in a mishap that took place in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district that killed at least 15 and several others got injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge.

The bus with 35 passengers on board was on its way from Rekong Peo town in Kinnaur district to Nauni in Solan district when it skidded off the road and crashed into the gorge.

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Talking to the media, Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur went on to say that the injured were admitted to nearby hospitals. Some were shifted to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla.

“Most of the dead belonged to Rampur town and its nearby areas,” he added.

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The police said the driver of the bus probably lost control over the vehicle while overtaking another bus. Witnesses said the administration had a tough time extracting the victims from the wreckage of the bus.

Villagers started the rescue operations before the authorities could reach the spot, they said.

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