Update: 26 Children Killed As School Bus Falls Into Gorge In Himachal Pradesh.
Update: Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Suresh Bhardawaj confirms that the death toll in Kangra bus accident has risen to 20.
Shimla: At least 4 students killed, 25 injured when their school bus fell into a deep gorge in Kangra’s Nurpur. NDRF team at the spot. Rescue operation underway.
confirmation of the casualties in the accident is awaited from local authorities. Kangra SP Santosh Patial said he is on the spot and will release exact information about dead and injured soon as the rescue operation is still underway.
The bus belonged to Vazir Ram Singh Memorial Public School. Eyewitnesses said the bus skidded on the road and rolled down the 200-feet deep gorge at Cheli village. They added that many of the injured are still trapped in the bus. A National Disaster Relief Force team has been rushed to the site of the accident.