Shimla: Seven dead, fifty injured in bus accident

Shimla: At least seven persons died on the spot while 50 injured, 20 of them seriously, when a bus fell several feet down near Kupvi in Chopal area of Shimla district, about 110km from here, this evening.

The bus was on its way from Chopal to Dhar-Chanana in the interior area when the accident occurred at around 6.00 PM.

The bus was overloaded with more than 60 passengers.

Rescue teams accompanied by doctors have ben rushed to the spot but the place was far off and driving on the snow-covered road was hazardous, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Onkar Sharma said.

The accident took place near a bridge where a utility van had fallen three days ago, killing three persons.