Three Dead, 44 Injured As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Himachal Pradesh

As part of rescue operations three were declared dead and eight were found in serious condition.

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Three Dead, 44 Injured As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Himachal Pradesh

Bus carrying 47 passengers was going to Hoshiarpur in Punjab when it rolled down the gorge

Chintpurni, Himachal Pradesh: 

At least 3 people were killed and 44 injured when a Himachal Pradesh Roadways Transport (HRTC) bus fell into a gorge in Chintpurni yesterday. 

The bus  carrying 47 passengers was going to Hoshiarpur in Punjab, when it lost control and rolled down the gorge. 

Una SP Diwakar Sharma who reached the spot said, "The rescue operation is underway." 

As part of rescue operations eight were found in serious condition.  Among the rest, 36 have received major injuries. 

The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals. The toll in the incident may rise as some passengers have suffered grievous injuries. 

The passengers were reported to be pilgrims who were returning home after paying obeisance at Chintpurni temple, police said.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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