8 people were killed and 12 others were injured when a vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, police sources said today.
The victims were traveling in a commercial multi-utility vehicle when an accident occurred on Thursday evening in Saluni area of Chamba district, some 500 km from Shimla, a police official told.
Four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of the vehicle, while four died on the way to the hospital, he said.
Some of the injured have been hospitalized in zonal hospital in Chamba, 50 km from the accident spot.
Most of the victims were locals. Police officials said that the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.
Eyewitnesses said bad conditions of the road owing to recent heavy rains was mainly responsible for the accident.