21 injured after bus falls into gorge near Solan-Shimla border in Himachal Pradesh; police blame driver for accident
The bus was on its way to Delhi from Himachal Pradesh's Junga in the Shimla district when the accident took place at around noon.
Solan/Shimla (Himachal Pradesh): As many as 21 people were injured after a tourist bus they were travelling on plunged into a gorge at Kiari Nallah on the Solan/Shimla border on Sunday.
Two people, including the driver, got seriously wounded while the rest sustained minor injuries.
The bus was on its way to Delhi from Junga in the Shimla district when the accident took place at around noon. All the injured passengers were rushed to a hospital in Junga.
"We rushed here the moment we received the information. The locals helped us in carrying out the rescue operations. Prima facie it appears that the accident happened due to the negligence of the driver," said Desh Raj Guleria, Station House Officer of the Kandaghat Police Station.
"The vehicle belongs to New Delhi. The people in the vehicle were tourists. We have informed the owner of the vehicle about the accident," added the police official.
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The woman was astonishingly safe and alive inside the crushed car and a tow truck was brought by the police to rescue the woman. The tow truck had to remove the truck from the top of the car while the woman was still inside