Two die as HRTC bus rolled down in Kullu district
Shimla, June 14
Two individuals lost their lives, and it is suspected that several others may have sustained injuries, in a incident that occurred at approximately 6:15 PM. As per initial reports, an HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) bus met with an accident in Village Bashona, Narogi Tehsil, Bhunter District, Kullu. The HP-State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) in Shimla has released media communiqué of this incident.
According to preliminary information received telephonically from the Bhunter Police Station, the bus veered off the road and rolled down an embankment. The police team is currently present at the accident site, and further details are awaited.
The exact number of persons involved in the accident has not yet been confirmed. As of now, there have been two reported fatalities, and the number of injured individuals is yet to be determined. No stranded persons or major/minor injuries have been reported.
The incident is currently under investigation, and authorities are working diligently to gather more information and assist those affected by this tragic accident. Further updates will be provided as they become available.
Notably this is the second incidence of a bus accident in two days. Yesterday a bus accident in Kinnaur left 19 injured. On June 1, an HRTC bus with registration number HP-03B 6211 had rolled down 300 feet from the road in Kshol near Karsog of District Mandi. This bus was carrying 40 passengers. Similarly on June 1 in Barsheel sub-division of Rohru in district Shimla, a Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus crashed into a hill, resulting in 56 injuries.
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