Himachal Pradesh: 4 Injured After Passenger Bus Crashes After Road Caves Near Mandi; Visuals
Officials in Himachal Pradesh have reported that four people were hurt on Saturday when a bus carrying them fell several feet as a section of the Mandi-Shimla highway collapsed.
They added that the bus had 12 people on board and was traveling from Mandi to Shimla when the road collapsed early on Saturday morning near Kango in the Mandi district.
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Several injured in Himachal Pradesh bus accident
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VIDEO | An HRTC bus going from Sundernagar to Shimla met with an accident after the road underneath caved in at Mandi, Himachal Pradesh earlier today. More details are awaited.
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According to them, the bus only plummeted a few feet before landing safely on its tires rather than being buried in the rubble.
According to Rohan Chand Thakur, MD of Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation (HRTC), the four injured passengers have been taken to the hospital.
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Data from the State Emergency Operation Centre shows 107 individuals have died in traffic accidents in Himachal Pradesh since June 24.
Landslides caused by the showers closed both the Shimla-Kalka and Manali-Chandigarh national highways near Koti and Pandoh. Officials reported that 395 routes across the state are currently closed.