7 die, 18 injured in bus accident in Himachal Pradesh

United News of India

Kullu, March 9, 2011

At least seven people were killed and 18 others injured when a bus rolled down into a gorge near Nali village in this district of Himachal Pradesh today.

The accident occurred when the ill-fated Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, coming from Ani town, fell into a gorge near Nali village in the Ani subdivision. Six passengers were killed on the spot.

Kullu Deputy Commissioner B M Nanta told UNI that rescue efforts were on and most of the injured were taken to Government hospital at Ani. He said most of the victims belonged to Ani and nearby areas.

The accident spot is around 120 km away from district headquarters Kullu.