According to latest news, around 35 people were feared killed in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh as a state transport bus fell into a 1,000-metre deep gorge near Mallu area in Kangra district today morning.
It is said in reports that the Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus was carrying about 40 persons.
The bus was on its way from Palampur to Ashapuri temple when it fell down from a hilltop on Palampur – Ashapuri road, 40-km from here.
The above statement was given to media by an official from state transport.
He said, “The number of casualties was likely to be high.”
Further, he added that darkness and soil has become slippery due to heavy rain in the region for past few hours, is hampering the rescue operation as trudging on steep and slippery slopes was risky.
He said, “So far only one body has been recovered but the chances of survival of passengers were very remote.”