Shimla: Eight dead, 11 hurt as bus falls into gorge
Eight people were killed and 11 injured as a private bus fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Wednesday, police said. The accident occurred in the Teesa sub-division in the morning, Chamba Superintendent of Police S Arul Kumar told PTI. The injured have been rushed to Medical College Chamba, and four of them are critical.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has ordered an inquiry
During the ongoing budget session of the State Assembly, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told the House that he has ordered an inquiry to ascertain the exact cause of the accident. Expressing grief over the deaths, he informed the House that eight people lost their lives as the bus fell into an about 200-meter-deep gorge near Colony Morh in Teesa at 10:15 am.
CM promises financial assistance to the family of the deceased
Police officials rushed to the spot immediately after the accident to start rescue work. As per reports, the Chief Minister said that financial assistance of Rs. four lakh will be given to the family of those deceased in the tragic bus accident. He also promised to help the injured in whatever way possible.