1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India News
  4. Kullu accident: 32 dead as bus falls into 500-feet deep gorge

Kullu accident: 32 dead as bus falls into 500-feet deep gorge

At least 32 people were killed and 28 others injured after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Thursday. 

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 20, 2019 23:19 IST
Representative News Image

25 dead as bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

At least 32 people were killed and 28 others injured after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Thursday. 

The private bus, bearing registration number HP 66-7065, fell into the deep gorge near Dhoth Morh in Banjar Tehsil. It was on its way from Banjar to Gadagushani area. 

India Tv - Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Prima facie, it seems that overloading and negligent driving may have caused the accident, Banjar Patwari Sheetal Kumar said. 

Officials said the death toll in the tragic accident has touched 32, and added that the injured were undergoing treatment at the Banjar Civil Hospital and the Kullu district hospital. Most of the victims were residents of various areas in Kullu district.

 

 

India Tv - Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed grief over the tragic accident. In their condolence messages, they prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family members, an official spokesperson said. The chief minister has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, the official said, adding that Thakur also asked the administration to provide best possible medicare to the injured passengers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi too offered their condolences. 

Meanwhile, state Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur left for Kullu from Shimla after learning about the accident. The Kullu district administration announced an immediate relief of Rs 50,000 to the kin of each of the deceased and the injured.

Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Kully witnesses a lot of rush of tourists throughout the year. 

India Tv - Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Earlier on June 19, a French national was injured in a road accident while on his way to exploring the tough Himalayan terrain. The 58-year-old's bike collided with another in Ropa area of Kullu district. 

India Tv - Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Bus falls in a 500-feet deep gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Write a comment