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10 Killed as Bus Falls into a Gorge in Himachal Pradesh

bus ditchOn the evening of May 26, a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus en route from Theog to Neri rolled down into a 150 ft deep ditch at Balghar curve near Theog Town, some 60 km from Shimla, the state capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Eight women and two children were killed on the spot and 40 others suffered injuries of varied degrees.

Superintendent of Police Abhishek Dullar said that most of the injured were transported to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and the Governor Urmila Singh expressed grief over the incident.

Transport Minister G.S. Bali announced payment of Rs.250,000 for the next of kin of each of the deceased. He also ordered a magisterial investigation of the accident.