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Ten killed in Himachal accident

india Updated: Apr 07, 2011 19:19 IST

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Ten people were killed and 25 injured when a private bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Monday morning, police said.

This is the third major road accident in Chamba district in less than a month.

The accident took place in Koti village, about 22 km from Chamba town where it was headed to, Superintendent of Police Madhu Sudhan told IANS over phone from the spot.

He said the injured were admitted to the zonal hospital in Chamba, some 450 km from state capital Shimla.

The dead were mainly men and belonged to nearby villages.

Last month, 32 members of a marriage party were killed when their mini truck rolled into a 500-metre-deep gorge near Sherpur village, some 50 km from Chamba.

On the same day in the other accident, a pick-up van carrying employees of a private company executing a hydropower project fell into a gorge near Bharmour, 65 km from Chamba, killing nine people on the spot.

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