43 killed as bus falls into river in Himachal Pradesh
April 19, 2017 | 6:48 PM
by PTI
Rescue work in progress after a private bus rolled down in Tons river in Nerwa area of Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. Photo - PTI

Shimla: Forty-three passengers were killed when a private bus plunged into River Tons in remote Nerwa area of Shimla district in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

The passengers were on their way from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand to Tuni and the accident took place on the Uttarakhand-Himachal border in Himachal territory, Deputy Commissioner Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur said.

The bus was carrying 56 passengers SP, Shimla, D. W. Negi said 43 bodies have been recovered and the search is on for the rest. Police along with medical and rescue teams have been mobilised from Sirmaur and Shimla districts to help in rescue and relief operations at the spot, about 190km from here. More details are awaited.

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