Himachal Pradesh: At least 30 killed as bus falls into gorge

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Shimla: In Shimla around 30 people were dead and numerous others wounded on Thursday morning when a private bus traveling towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district skidded off the road and fell down into a 300 metre gorge at Khaneri close to Rampur.

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Sources further stated that, about 40 people were there on the bus when the mishap occurred and it’s dreaded that the death toll could rise further.

Bus driver and conductor were also wounded. Sources further added that early in the morning bus moved from Reckong Peo and when it arrived close to Khaneri hospital at around 9 am, the driver lost control over the vehicle and the bus fell down into the gorge.

Rescue squads including police officials and district government arrived at the spot and commenced the rescue process. Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh managed the officials to undertake required relief measures.

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