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30 dead in Himachal Pradesh bus mishap

November 06, 2009 16:13 IST

At least 30 passengers were killed and as many injured when an over-crowded bus slipped into a gorge near Haripur in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Friday.

The accident took place at 10am when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn. The bus fell into a 100-feet deep gorge from a road bridge on Baner Khud.

The bus, on way to Dehra from Nagrota Suriyan in the district, had hardly travelled half-a-km from the Guler railway station when the mishap took place.

The injured have been sent to Dr Rajendra Prasad government Medical College Tanda, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Dehra, Rakesh Sharma said. Six of the injured area in critical.

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