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Himachal: 16 killed, 28 injured as bus falls into gorge in Mandi

india Updated: Nov 05, 2016 16:34 IST
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Rescue operations underway after an overloaded private bus plunged into a gorge near Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh.(ANI)

At least 16 people were killed and 28 were injured on Saturday when an overloaded private bus plunged into a gorge near Mandi town in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

The ill-fated bus was enroute Kullu town from Mandi when it fell into the gorge near Brindavani, some 200 km from the state capital.

An injured passenger being taken to a hospital in an ambulance. (ANI)

ASP Kulbhushan confirmed the death toll to ANI and said the injured were taken to the zonal hospital in Mandi for treatment.

“Twenty-eight people are being treated free of charge and Rs 5 lakh will be given to family members of the 16 people who died,” transport minister GS Bali said.

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