30 feared dead as bus falls in 500 feet deep gorge in Banjar, Kullu, death toll could go up| 60 passengers were travelling in bus

The Hush Post|5:49 pm |onwe-minute-read|

Thirty people are feared in the bus accident that took place in Banjar, Kullu today afternoon.  The ill-fated bus fell into a 500 feet deep gorge at about 4:15 pm. The number of casualties is likely to go up according to the locals given the nature of accident.

There were more than 70 people in the bus according to one version while many locals confirmed that the number of people in the bus were about 90 to 100, many of them travelling on the rooftop.

Already more than 35 passengers have been evacuated to hospitals by the rescue team.

Most of those who were travelling in the bus belong to Gadagushadi. Till the filing of this report, 10 women, seven girls, seven children and 10 youth have been evacuated.

Himachal Road Transport minister Gobind Thakur has rushed to the spot while local MLA Surender Shouri is present at the spot with administrative officials.

 

 

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