8 killed, 9 injured as HRTC bus falls into 300-mtr gorge in HP

Shimla, Aug 13: Eight persons were on Thursday killed and nine injured after a state transport bus fell into a 300-metre gorge in a remote area of Chamba district, police said.

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus was on its way from Chamba to Kinnaur when it crashed in the remote Panji tribal area near Churah Nulla, police said.

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Five of the injured are said to be critical and are referred to regional hospital Chamba, police said.

Four other are sent to a local hospital in Baragarh, 900-kms from Chamba. Deputy Commissioner Chamba M Sadha Devi said, "Rescue work is in progress. More details are awaited."


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