Kullu, June 20
As many as 42 people were killed and several injured as a private bus (HP-65-7065) rolled down a gorge near Bheot Mor on Banjar-Gada Gushaini road in Banjar subdivision in Kullu district on Thursday.
The bus was reportedly going from Aut towards Gada Gushaini.
Among the dead were a journalist of vernacular daily Mohan Lal and his 19-year-old daughter.
Banjar SDM MR Bhardwaj said rescue teams and ambulances were rushed to the spot and the victims were admitted in Banjar hospital.
He said that nine critically injured were shifted to Kullu hospital. He said free treatment was provided to the injured and interim relief was disbursed.
He said additional team of doctors was called from the Kullu hospital.
कुल्लू के अंतर्गत बंजार के समीप बस हादसे में 20 की मौत व लगभग 25 लोगों के घायल होने के समाचार से दुखी हूं।— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) June 20, 2019
ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्माओं को शांति,शोकग्रस्त परिवारों को दुख सहने की शक्ति दें।
हमारी सरकार पीड़ित परिवारों के साथ है, उन्हें फौरी राहत दी जा रही है।@CMOFFICEHP @igovindthakurhp
The SDM said the number of deceased could increase as condition of some of the injured was critical.
He said the cause of the incident was not ascertained yet and further investigation of the case was in progress.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in Kullu bus accident. My thoughts are with everyone who has lost their loved ones. Praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 20, 2019
Deeply saddened by the bus accident in Kullu. Condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. The Himachal Pradesh Government is providing all possible assistance that is required: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 20, 2019
Banjar MLA Surender Shourie expressed grief over the accident and expressed deep condolences to the family of the deceased. He directed the authorities of district administration to provide all possible assistance to the injured.
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