In Himachal Pradesh, 25 people were killed and several others injured when a private passenger bus fell into a deep gorge at Banjaar in Kullu district this evening.
The ill-fated private bus was on its way from Kullu to Gadagushaini when it plunged into a deep gorge near Bhauet at Banjar Subdivision of Kullu district around 5:00 pm today.
Around 35 people, who were injured in this accident, have been admitted to Banjar Civil hospital in Kullu district while seriously injured shifted to Kullu district hospital.
All 25 bodies have been recovered. The death toll may increase as many of them are seriously injured. The cause of the accident is said to be overloading and negligent driving.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed deep grief over the accident and directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the victims of this tragic accident.
He has also directed the administration to provide immediate medical treatment to the injured.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed sadness on the loss of lives in a bus accident in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
In a tweet, Mr Modi conveyed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. (AIR NEWS)