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Himachal Pradesh: 12 dead as bus falls in 200-feet deep gorge in Chamba

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Shimla, Apr 28: A private bus fell in a 200-feet-deep gorge near the Panchpula bridge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Saturday evening, leaving at least 12 passengers dead, the officials said.

Himachal Pradesh: 12 dead as bus falls in 200-feet deep gorge in Chamba

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

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Chamba Superintendent of Police (SP) Monica Bhutunguru said, "Many passengers have been injured in the accident and the death toll may go up."

Chamba SP informed that a team led by Dalhousie Deputy Superintendent of Police has reached the site and rescue operation is on.

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

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