8 die as HRTC bus skids off the road



Shimla (Jan 12): An HRTC bus carrying more than 60 people skidded off the road and fell into a ravine near Faidapul, 15 km from Nerwa in Chopal sub-division of Shimla, killing eight on the spot while injuring others, who were rushed to nearby Chopal hospital.

According to SDM Sandeep Negi, the bus (HP 63-1033), was going from Nerwa to Dharchana.  Shimla deputy commissioner Onkar Sharma said four among the injured were reported critical. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.

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