3 dead, 10 injured in bus accident



Shimla: Three persons died and 10 were injured in a bus accident when Himachal roadways bus rolled 150 feet downhill.

Police spokesman said that Prem Chand (43) died on the spot near Himari, an old man Mani Ram (75) and a young lady Suman Chauhan (23) succumbed to their injuries in hospital. The HRTC bus was on its way from Devgarh to Kotkhai when it went out of control at about 2.25 p.m. In all there were 13 passengers in the vehicle when the accident occurred. 4 of the injured were being treated at Kotkhai community hospital, the other 6 with grievous injuries had been referred to IGMC hospital in Shimla. Preliminary reports indicate driving negligence as the cause of the accident, the police spokesman said.

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