Shimla: In a tragic incident, as many as 30 persons were killed and several others injured when a private bus proceeding towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district skidded off the road and rolled down into a 300 metre gorge at Khaneri near Rampur in Shimla district on Thursday morning.
The incident took place 125 kms away from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
As per sources, around 40 people were on board the private bus when the accident took place and it’s feared that the death toll could rise further.
Bus driver and conductor were among the injured, sources said.
The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained and a case has been registered by the police.
The NDRF has been rushed to the spot to supervise relief and rescue operations.