New Delhi: At least 21 people were injured after a tourist bus in which they were travelling fell into a gorge at Kiari Nallah on Solan-Shimla border, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. More details are awaited.
SP (Shimla), Omapati Jamwal, said that all the passengers have been rescued and the injured have been shifted to hospital for the treatment.
In an earlier incident, at least three people died and 10 others were injured after a minibus carrying 14 people travelling from Kasumpti, Shimla to Rohru met with an accident. The incident took place on the bridge near Chhaila Bazar. Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj’s brother Nitya Nand also died in the mishap.
In a similar incident, 13 people, including four women, died after a jeep fell into a deep gorge. The incident took place near Manali, 3 kilometres from Kuddu on Tiyuni road in Shimla.
In August, at least 11 people died after a car rolled down a hill near Rohtang at Rani Nallah, in Kullu district. In an earlier incident, at least 33 university staffers were killed when a bus on a picnic trip fell into a deep gorge near Poladpur, around 175 km from Mumbai. There were 34 people travelling on the bus, and only one person could manage to survive.