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Himachal Pradesh: 14 killed, 36 injured as bus rolls into gorge

Sources said the bus was on its way from Sangani to Dalhousie when the accident happened.

Shimla | Published: May 21, 2016 12:33:28 am
dam 759 Sources said the bus was on its way from Sangani to Dalhousie when the accident happened.

At least 14 people, including six women and two children, were killed and 40 injured when a private bus skidded off the road and rolled into a deep gorge near Chaura dam in Dalhousie area of Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district Friday .

Sources said the bus was on its way from Sangani to Dalhousie when the accident happened.

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Survivors told police that the driver was talking on his cellphone while driving when the accident happened. The driver too died. There were more than 50 passengers in the 48-seater bus. “Seven persons died on the spot, while the others succumbed to their injuries later,” said Ajay Prashar, sub-divisional magistrate, Shalooni. ens

 

 

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