43 killed as bus falls into Tons river in Shimla

 2017-04-19 08:26:37.0

43 killed as bus falls into Tons river in Shimla

Tahlka News Desk
Shimla: A terrific incident happens in shimla when a private bus falls into Tons river in remote nerwa area of shimla district on Wednesday. Around 43 passengers were killed in the incident took place on Uttarakhand-Himachal border in Himachal territory, said Deputy Commissioner of Shimla Rohan Chand Thakur. The passengers were on their way from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand to Tuni.

The bus was carrying around 56 passengers in the bus.

SP, Shimla, DW Negi said 43 bodies have been recovered and the search is on for the rest.

Police and rescue team reaches at the spot along with the medical teams have been mobilised from Sirmaur and Shimla districts to help in rescue and relief operations at the spot, about 190 km from Shimla.

Government of Uttarakhand has announces compensation of Rs 1 lakh for kin of those dead, Rs 50,000 for severely injured & Rs 25,000 for injured.

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