Dharmshala: At Least 10 PassengerÂ Â were killed and over than two dozen injuredÂ Â when a private bus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Chamba district of Himachal Pardesh this morning. This is the third major road accident in Chamba district in less than a month. The accident took place in Koti village, about 22 km from Chamba town, Superintendent of Police Madhu Sudhan told this website over phone.
He said the injured were admitted to the zonal hospital in Chamba. The dead were mainly men and belonged to nearby villages.
Last month, 32 members of a marriage party were killed when their mini truck rolled into a 500-metre-deep gorge near Sherpur village, some 50 km from Chamba.
On the same day in the other accident, a pick-up van carrying employees of a private company executing a hydropower project fell into a gorge near Bharmour, 65 km from Chamba, killing nine people on the spot.