Bus falls into Tons river in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, at least 43 people killed

At least 44 people were killed after a bus fell into the Tons river in remote Nerwa area of Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, according to news reports.

PTI April 19, 2017 13:27:13 IST
Bus falls into Tons river in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, at least 43 people killed

Shimla: Forty-three passengers were killed when a private bus plunged into River Tons in remote Nerwa area of Shimla district on Wednesday.

The passengers were on their way from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand to Tuni and the accident took place on the Uttarakhand-Himachal border in Himachal territory, Deputy Commissioner Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur said.

The bus was carrying 56 passengers.

SP, Shimla, DW Negi said 43 bodies have been recovered and the search is on for the rest.

Police along with medical and rescue teams have been mobilised from Sirmaur and Shimla districts to help in rescue and relief operations at the spot, about 190 km from Shimla.

More details are awaited.

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