One of a marriage party was killed while 19 others were injured when the private bus they were travelling in skidded of the road and rolled down into a 200- feet gorge at Arlu Khas in Bangana area of Una district on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at 8:30 in the morning. The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, hailing from Hamirpur district. Una police officials said that a marriage party was returning from Kroaud to Chamiyada. The driver, who was allegedly drunk, lost control over the vehicle resulting into the incident.
The locals informed the authorities and started the rescue operation well before the rescue teams from Bangana arrived at the spot.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital from where eight critically injured were shifted to Una civil hospital. Kumar, who was seriously injured, succumbed to his injuries at Una hospital.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving against the bus driver and investigations have been initiated.