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At least 14 killed and 31 injured as bus falls into gorge in HP

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Published on 21 May 2016 12:26 AM GMT

At least 14 killed and 31 injured as bus falls into gorge in HP
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Shimla: At least 14 people were killed and 31 injured when a private bus on Friday skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Dalhousie area in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The bus was en route from Sangani to Dalhousie.

“The deceased driver was on a call while driving when the accident took place. Moreover, the 48-seater bus was overloaded with 50 passengers,” a survivor told the police.

Highlights:

  • The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital of Bathri village.
  • Seven persons died on the spot while others eventually succumbed to their injuries.
  • The deceased included six women and three children.

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