At least 12 dead in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba after private bus falls into 200-feet-deep gorge

  • A private bus fell into a 200-feet-deep gorge near the Panchpula bridge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district Saturday evening.

  • The incident left at least 12 people dead.

  • Officials said the operation to rescue the passengers is hampered by darkness.

Shimla: A private bus fell into a 200-feet-deep gorge near the Panchpula bridge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district Saturday evening, leaving at least 12 passengers dead, officials said.

They said the bus met the accident near Banikhet in Dalhousie sub-division when it was travelling from Dalhousie to Pathankot in Punjab.

Several passengers have been injured in the accident and the death toll may go up, said Chamba Superintendent of Police (SP) Monica Bhutunguru. She said a team led by Dalhousie Deputy Superintendent of Police has arrived at the accident site and rescue operation is on.

Officials said the operation to rescue the passengers is hampered by darkness.

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Updated Date: Apr 27, 2019 22:49:54 IST