Himachal Pradesh: 43 killed as bus falls into Tons river in Shimla district
Fifty-six passengers were en route to Tuni in Himachal Pradesh from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand.
Shimla: In a horrific incident, at least 43 passengers were killed when a private bus plunged into Tons river in remote Nerwa area of Shimla district on Wednesday.
The accident took place on the Uttarakhand-Himachal border in Himachal territory, Deputy Commissioner Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur, said.
He added that 56 passengers were en route to Tuni in Himachal Pradesh from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand.
Shimla Superintendent of Police DW Negi said 43 bodies have been recovered and the search is on for the rest.
Police, along with medical and rescue teams, have been mobilised from Sirmaur and Shimla districts to help in rescue and relief operations at the spot, about 190 km from here.
More details are awaited.
(With Agency inputs)