15 feared dead as bus falls into gorge in Chamba

15 feared dead as bus falls into gorge in Chamba

The bus, carrying more than 20 passengers, fell in to the nallah and all the passengers are feared to have been washed away in the gushing waters, they said.

Four bodies have been so far recovered, Chamba SP Madhusudan said, adding an injured man has been admitted to a nearby hospital.

At least ten people are still missing, he said.It is not clear as to how many passengers were travelling in the bus, he said.

The exact cause of accident is also not immediately known.However, eye-witnesses claim that the bus driver while negotiating a curve lost control over the vehicle at Shikai Maur and the bus fell into the gorge.

Deputy Commissioner S Negi and SP Madhusudan have reached the spot with the relief and rescue teams.

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