Bus rolls down gorge in Himachal Pradesh; 11 die

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 23:21

Shimla: Eleven people were killed and 28 others were injured when a state roadways bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-metre deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh`s Kinnaur district on Thursday evening, police said.

The injured were admitted to nearby hospitals and most of them were out of danger.

The accident took place at Tapri near Sholtu, 250 km from Shimla, around 7 pm, Superintendent of Police Veena Bharti told a news agency on phone.

She said the bus was on the way from Rekong Peo to Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district.

"After the bus rolled down the hill, it landed on the banks of the Satluj river," she added.

Personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were also travelling in the bus and two of them were among the dead.


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First Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 23:21

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