Mandi bus accident: Several passengers sustained injuries after a bus carrying over 40 people veered off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said today (June 01). The incident occurred near Kharodi under Karsog sub-division of Mandi district this morning, Soumya Sambshivam, Superintendant of Police Mandi said.
The accident left several passengers including driver and conductor of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus injured, police said. According to the eyewitness, the bus as it rolled into the gorge somehow got stuck between two trees, which prevented it from plunging deeper.
Local administration rushed ambulances to the spot and carried out emergency rescue operations with the help of locals. The injured have been them to the Civil hospital.
The condition of the driver, conductor and other passengers who sustained injuries are now said to be stable. Other passengers are also said to be safe. The exact cause of the accident is unclear yet, and police are investigating the incident.
Road accident in Uttarakhand:
Meanwhile, two people, including a child, were killed and four others seriously injured after a bus veered off the road near Chandi Chowki Haridwar on Wednesday morning, police said. The Uttarakhand Roadways bus was on its way from Rupahiya to Haridwar. There were a total of 41 people on the bus, they added.
On Tuesday night a man was killed while two others were severely injured after a car they were travelling in fell into a gorge near Shog Nallah, Chaloli Tehsil Pangi in Chamba in the State. Four people died after a car fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district on Tuesday morning, police said.
In April, Five people were injured including a driver and conductor of a bus after it rolled down on the road in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu.
(With ANI inputs)