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Himachal: 18 tourists from Gujarat injured as bus overturns in Mandi

Initial reports suggest the bus driver was unable to negotiate a turn as he was overspeeding. The bus driver fled soon after the accident and is still at large.

india Updated: May 25, 2018 14:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Shimla
A total of 41 tourists, many from Rajkot in Gujarat, were travelling in the bus that was on its way to Manali from Shimla.
A total of 41 tourists, many from Rajkot in Gujarat, were travelling in the bus that was on its way to Manali from Shimla. (HT File/Representative image )

Eighteen tourists from Gujarat were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned on the Mandi-Manali highway near Ghagas on Saturday. The accident took place in Manglot village at 8am.

Initial reports suggested that bus driver could not negotiate a turn as he was speeding. The bus driver fled soon after the accident and continues to be at large.

As many as 41 tourists, mostly from Rajkot in Gujarat, were travelling in the tourist bus that was on its way to Manali from Shimla.

The 18 injured tourists have been admitted to the Bilaspur civil hospital, while two of them, who sustained grievous injuries, have been referred to Shimla.

Two vehicles parked along the highway were also damaged in the accident. Police have registered a case of negligent driving against the driver and initiated an inquiry. “We have registered a case of negligent driving. A crane was brought to lift the vehicle,” Bilaspur superintendent of police (SP) Ashok Kumar said.