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10 dead, 25 injured in Himachal bus accident

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Ten people, including three women, were killed and 25 injured when a private bus they were travelling in fell into a 200-foot-deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's district on Saturday night, the police said.

The accident occurred on the Dalhousie-Pathankot road near Banikhet in Dalhousie sub-division after the lost control of the vehicle at 7 pm, of Police said on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Manish Sharma, Rajni (Nurpur, Kangra) Shreshta Devi, Shivani (Dalhousie), (Saluni, Chamba), Ratto (Chamba), (Manipur), Karan Bhat (Delhi), (Malda, West Bengal), Manisha (Rajasthan), Bhutunguru said.

action by quick reaction teams of the and the civil administration helped in saving the lives of the 25 injured passengers, who were evacuated to nearby hospitals, a said.

The reached the immediately and rescue operation continued till midnight, Col said. "The timely help by the in the rescue operation saved many precious lives."

The rescue team carried out mustering of locals for rescue work, rope fixing up to the accident site, traffic management, search and evacuation of the injured persons and recovery of fatal casualties, Col Anand added.

In a statement issued in Shimla, has expressed grief over the incident.

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First Published: Sun, April 28 2019. 15:45 IST