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Himachal: 6 killed as school bus rolled into gorge in Sirmaur district


Devdiscourse News Desk shimla India
Updated: 05-01-2019 11:33 IST
Himachal: 6 killed as school bus rolled into gorge in Sirmaur district

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Six persons, including five students, were killed on Saturday when a school bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, an official said. The victims were going to DAV Public School when the accident happened near Renukaji, a famous Hindu shrine about 40 km from district headquarter Nahan and 150 km from the state capital.

The bus driver was also killed while seven-eight students were injured and are hospitalised, Deputy Commissioner Lalit Jain told IANS over the phone.

Eyewitnesses said the administration had a tough time extricating the victims from the badly-mangled bus. Prima facie the accident happened due to the negligence of the bus driver, the police said.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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