North India Times

25 killed ,15 injured in Bilaspur bus accident

bilaspur_bus_accidentAt least 25 people were killed and 15 others were injured when the bus in which they were travelling in plunged into backwaters of Bhakhra Dam on Wednesday morning.

The incident took place around 8.45 when a private bus was on its way to Bilaspur from Rishikesh.

The 40 seater bus was overcrowded and people were also travelling on the roof.The death toll could be higher as the rescuers have yet to find several others who are missing.

The rescue operation was also started late around 1 pm which caused more deaths.The injured passengers have been admitted to Bilaspur hospital.

The accident victims were locals, most of them students and labourers.

Himachal Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the accident.

1 Comment
  1. Kanwar Virender Singh says

    Very sad story once again a private bus plunged in to bhakhra and a ritual to order a prob ,is it serve the purpose if we fail to act on the recommendations made by earlier offers or committee, people will go on loosing their lives , very sad and disheartening aspect.

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