A private bus fell into a 200-foot deep gorge, leading to the death at least twelve people in Himachal Pradesh. The bus was on the Dalhousie-Pathankot route, reported news agency ANI.
The bus fell into the gorge at Panchpula in Banikhet, around 6 kilometres away from Dalhousie, a popular tourist destination. The bus was traveling from Dalhousie to Punjab's Pathankot.
It was not immediately clear what led to the accident.
A police team from Dalhousie led by a top official reached the spot to conduct an investigation into the accident, according to ANI. The number of dead may increase, according to a police official quoted as saying by news agency PTI. Officials earlier said the number of dead was 12, reported PTI.
Officials have also said operations to rescue passengers was hampered by darkness.
The distance between Dalhousie and Pathankot is 85 kilometres.
(With Inputs From ANI)
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