Monday, 9 April 2018

School Bus Carrying 40 Students Falls Off The Road Into A Gorge, 20 Feared Dead

It has been reported that around 20 school children were feared dead in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Monday evening, when the school bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge, a senior state government official confirmed to Xinhua.

According to NAN, the officials said the mishap took place in the state’s Kangra district in Nurpur city.

There were around 40 students in the ill-fated bus, 20 of them got injured.

The deputy commissioner of Kangra district, Sandeep Kumar, said rescue work has been initiated and those injured are being admitted to nearby hospitals.

According to Kumar, the gorge is about 30 meters deep.

He said police, local volunteers, a team of doctors and other emergency services have been mobilised.

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