52 killed in bus accident in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

chamba bus accident in himachal
The 42 seater bus on way to Chamba was carrying over 100 passengers.
Pic courtesy: IBN Live

Chamba: 52 person were killed in an bus accident at Rajora, 8 km before Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh today on Saturday morning.

The private bus was going from Dulera to Chamba when it overturned and fell into a gorge today morning. 39 person died on the spot and the rest died on way to hospital. 46 injured person were rushed to the hospital. 18 woman and 2 children were among the dead.

According to the police the bus was over crowded and people were sitting on the roof of the bus.  The driver lost control after a tyre burst and the bus fell in the gorge.

Himachal Assembly Speaker Tulsi Ram and local MLA BK Chauhan rushed to the spot and supervised the relief and rescue operations.

Chief Minister PK Dhumal expressed grief over the tragedy and directed the local administration to provide relief to the victims.


 

(News updated at 1745 hours)

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