Shimla: A major tragedy has been reported in Shimla district when a HRTC bus met with an accident, skidding off the road in heavy rain and fell into a rivulet killing two people. Twenty seven people have been rescued so far when the reports last come in.
The bus was on it’s way from Shimla to Kupvi.
Deputy Commissioner, Shimla J.S. Rana said the Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a rivulet at around 5.30 pm at Batera near Kupvi in Chopal subdivision.
‘Rescue teams have reached the spot but a downpour is hampering the rescue operations,’ he said.
Superintendent of Police R.M. Sharma said 30-32 people were travelling in the bus, according to information provided by the conductor. Two bodies have been recovered.