One Killed, 35 Injured as Bus Plunges Into Gorge in Mandi

Published: 11th September 2015 12:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 12:05 AM   |  A+A-


MANDI: A 55-year-old man was killed and 35 others were injured today when the private bus they were traveling in plunged into a deep gorge in the district.

The incident took place near a gas agency store, 3 km ahead of Padhar area of Drang assembly segment, police said.

The deceased has been identified as Devi Singh, a resident Sarani village in Drang.

The injured were admitted to civil hospital Padhar. Later, three persons, who had received serious wounds, were referred to Zonal Hospital, Mandi.

The bus was en-route to Pathankot from Manali when the incident occurred.

Passengers alleged that the driver was attending a call on his mobile phone and lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn, police said.

They said the driver jumped out of the bus and fled from the scene.       

Upon being informed, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Vinay Modi, Tehsildar Devi Chand, Station House Officer Neel Chand and other officials rushed to the spot.

An ex-gratia amount of Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 was announced for the injured and Rs 1 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased, they said.

Police have registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and are investigating the matter.

In another incident, three people were injured when a Volvo bus rammed a wall of the house of Sundernagar Tehsildar today.

The driver of the Manali-bound tourist bus from Chandigarh has been booked for negligence, police said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp