Three passengers were killed and 17 others injured on Sunday when their bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh, police said.
The Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Solan town to Shimla when it fell into the gorge near Kandaghat town, 30 km from here.
A police official told IANS that the accident happened when the driver was trying to overtake another vehicle.
The people injured, were rushed to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, in Shimla.
Governor Urmila Singh and chief minister Virbhadra Singh expressed grief over the accident. Transport minister, G.S. Bali, visited the spot and ordered an inquiry.