Solan, December 21
Private bus (HP-64-4773) travelling from Nalagarh to Solan fell into a 50-ft wide canyon at chacha village.Three persons including the driver were killed on the spot.
42 seater bus was carrying 61 passengers that were aginst the limit. Eyewitness told that driver lost the control at a curve and bus went down to the canyon, Maximum of the passengers was government employees and students.
The poor condition of the road is also a major reason behind the accident. Kirana Devi (30), Phimpri Devi (60) and Lalit Kumar (30), the bus driver died on the spot. Two passengers with severe wounds were shifted to the PGI while 42 others are referred to various hospitals at Dharampur, Solan and Parwanoo and Others, were undergoing treatment at PHC Patta.
Pramod Chauhan DSP of Parwanoo said the driver failed to negotiate the steep curve and the bus fell into the canyon.
MLA of Doon Ramkumar also visited the accident spot and the PHC, Patta, to see relief operations.