Shimla: Seven persons including a woman were killed and 21 were injured in a HRTC bus accident near village Buchher about 20 km from Anni. The ill fated bus was on its way to Anni-Laphali when it fell down into deep gorge today morning.
On receiving the information of accident, Sub Divisional Magistrate and S.H.O Shrawan Kumar Manta with police jawans and medical team rushed to accident scene to supervise relief and rescue operations personally. The injured have been rushed to IGMC Shimla, Rampur, and Anni Hospitals for treatment. The deceased have been identified as Achhar Singh, Chimat Ram, Prem Singh, Kimat Ram, Jawaran, Bhagu Ram and Chanchlu Devi.
Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal expressed grief over the accident and wished speedy recovery to the injured. Chief Minister also directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the injured and also release immediate relief.