At least 21 people killed and another 15 injured when a private bus fell down about 400 feet into gorge at Rohtrung village of Kinnaur district.
As per the information, 15 people died on the spot while others succumbed to their injuries on their way to the hospital. The driver and conductor were among the dead. Most of the deceased are from surrounding villages of Sangla.
Official told that the injured have been rescued and rushed to a local hospital. Four of them were also reported serious. Injured are being brought to IGMC Hospital Shimla and a state helicopter has been sent to Sangla to airlift them.
The bus was carrying about 35 passengers was on its way from Sangla to Kalpa when the mishap took place.
The bodies of the deceased have also been retrieved and would be handed over to the family members after the spot post mortem.
The cause of the accident is not know yet, but eyewitness stated that the bus was overloaded and when it tried to turn one of its wheels was hanging out of the road.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has expressed grief over the accident and directed the district administration to provide immediate relief and adequate medical help to the injured persons.
BJP leaders have also expressed their grief over the accident.
Source: The News Himachal