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Posted at: Sep 13, 2018, 1:10 AM; last updated: Sep 13, 2018, 1:10 AM (IST)

39 injured as buses collide on Dharampur-Kasauli road

39 injured as buses collide on Dharampur-Kasauli road
Two private buses collide head-on on the Dharampur-Kasauli Road on Wednesday.

Tribune News Service

Solan,September 12

As many as 39 persons were injured, six of them seriously, when two private buses collided head on on the Dharampur-Kasauli road on Wednesday morning. One passenger was later referred to the IGMC, Shimla, after he was administered preliminary treatment at the regional hospital, Solan.

According to the police officials, who inspected the site, both the buses were being driven in a rash manner. Cases have been registered against them under Sections 279 and 337 of the IPC. None of the two drivers sustained injuries and the condition of the passengers was also stable.

The injured were immediately rushed to the Dharampur-based Community Health Centre for treatment. A majority of them sustained minor injuries.

Since private buses compete with each other to pick more passengers their drivers often indulge in rash and negligent driving. Cases of private buses causing accidents are on the rise.

Notably, the accident spot was neither narrow nor the road condition was poor. In fact, the road had been repaired a few months ago. The passengers comprised daily office-goers, who use bus to commute to the offices located in and around Kasauli and Solan.

Police officials said both drivers appeared to be in a tearing hurry which led to the collision. None of the drivers was,however, in an inebriated state.

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