9, Including Schoolchildren, Dead As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Himachal

9, including school children, died when the bus fell into the Himachal Pradesh

Nine passengers, including school children, were killed this morning after the bus fell into the canyon of Kuru in Himachal Pradesh. The visuals showed a heavily damaged vehicle.

Vice-chairman Kullu Ashutosh Garg said the bus to Sainj fell into a canyon near the village of Jangla around 8:30 am. He said district officials and rescue teams had arrived at the scene, adding that the injured had been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Officials said at least 40 students were on the bus when the accident happened.

The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted that the families of those who died in the accident would each be compensated for 20,000 rupees.