Six killed in Himachal road accident

The bus driver was also killed while seven-eight students were injured and are hospitalised.

Published: 05th January 2019 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2019 12:02 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

SHIMLA: 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.

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