Bus falls into river, 3 bodies recovered, 12 feared killed



Chamba. (10th Aug): A bus accident near Tissa town of Chamba district lead to the death of about a dozen passengers. The ill-fated bus was on its way to Dalhousie from Bhajradu of Tissa subdivision of Chamba District.

The bus plunged into the swollen Bihali rivulet this morning as driver lost control over the bus which rolled downhill near Tissa bridge, senior police official confirmed.

SP Chamba Madhu Sudhan Sharma who rushed to spot told Himvani that a private bus carrying 25 peoople from Banjhardu village left for  Dalhousie at 0730 hrs this morning but with in half an hour it plunged down in Bihali river as driver could not control the bus while it was just to cross Tissa bridge killing about dozen and injuring many others. Three bodies have been fished out from the river while rescue operation was on to retrive the rest. The injured have been rushed to the District Civil Hospital at Chamba.

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