Shimla: Three people–two students and a bus driver, died after a school bus rolled into a hill in Lower Khalini area of Shimla on Monday morning, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh: Night Curfew in Mandi, Shimla Kullu, Kangra From Nov 24 to Dec 15

The earlier report said that seven people were taken injured. They were rushed to a hospital nearby. Also Read - Markets in Shimla to Remain Closed on Sundays Amid Rising COVID Cases

Police and rescue teams were present at the spot. Locals also helped in the rescue operation. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh Tourism News: Kangana Ranaut Invites Visitors - List of 5 Best Places to Explore

More details are awaited.

In an earlier incident which took place in January this year, a total of eight people were killed out of which six of them were children after a school bus fell into a gorge in Sangrah area of Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh. At least 11 persons were injured and shifted to a district hospital.

Last year on December 26, two people died and over 25 got injured after an HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) bus travelling from Nalagarh to Jainagar fell in a gorge in Jamli area in Bilaspur district.