Two killed, 42 injured as bus fell down into a gorge near Chintpurni

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The Hush Post: Two persons were killed and 42 injured, two of them seriously, when a bus fell into a gorge in Bharwain, Chintpurni. The accident occurred at 3 pm on Sunday. The bus (HP36-1318) was on its way from Chintpurni to Hoshiarpur. The accident happened when an argument between the bus driver and some passengers of a tempo started.representative image

The dead have been identified as Umavati, wife of Anil Kumar, a resident of Behar Bhated village near Chintpurni. The other victim has not been identified yet. The remaining passengers were rushed to nearby health facilities in Chintpurni, Amb, Gagret, Dadasiba and Garli.

It is yet to be ascertained if the driver lost control or it met with an accident. The DC has ordered a magisterial inquiry which will be conducted by the SDM of Amb. He expressed his condolence to the families of those deceased. Immediate relief to the next of kin of the deceased and to the injured are being provided.

The post-mortem of the dead is being conducted.

 

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