At least 28 people are feared dead and many other injured after a bus fell into a ditch in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital. As soon as the incident is reported, the people around are engaged in rescue work. The police are investigating the case.
The private bus skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge at Khanetri, nearly 125 kms from Shimla. The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo (Kinnaur) to Solan.
Deputy Commissioner, Shimla Rohan Chand Thakur, confirmed the accident. He said rescue teams led by the sub divisional magistrate of Rampur have reached the location. The bodies were being taken out from the ill-fated bus.