Himachal: 33 hurt as bus plunges into gorge in Rampur

Published on Feb 15, 2022 08:16 AM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation bus was on its way from Sundernagar in Mandi district to Reckong Peo, the administrative headquarters of tribal district of Kinnaur
Operation to rescue passengers underway at Jhakri in Himachal’s Rampur on Monday. (PTI)
Operation to rescue passengers underway at Jhakri in Himachal’s Rampur on Monday. (PTI)
By, Shimla

Thirty-three people sustained minor injuries after the bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a 100-metre gorge at Ghaso near Jhakri in Rampur subdivision of Shimla on Monday.

The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus was on its way from Sundernagar in Mandi district to Reckong Peo, the administrative headquarters of tribal district of Kinnaur. The incident took place around 2pm.

Locals rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation before the emergency workers arrived. A rescue team comprising police and homeguard volunteers also reached the accident spot. The injured were shifted to Mahatma Gandhi Health Services Complex in Khaneri. Four people, who have sustained serious injuries, have been admitted to the hospital and their condition is stated to be stable. Others were discharged after first aid administration.

The police have registered a case and further investigation to ascertain the cause of the accident is underway.

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