20 relatives among 45 killed in Shimla accident (With: 45 killed in Shimla accident)

November 4th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) Twenty relatives from two villages in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district were among the 45 people who were killed in a road accident Tuesday, an acquaintance of the family said.A private bus in which they were travelling rolled down a 200-metre deep gorge near Fagu, 25 km from here.

“Nine members of a family belonging to Kotighat village and 11 from Kangal village were killed in the accident,” Kapoor Singh Jisstu, a resident of Kotgarh village, told IANS on telephone.

He said the victims were coming to the state capital to attend a wedding.

“The nine members belonged to the Bali family and 11 to the Kainthala family,” he said.

The Kainthalas are maternal family members of bridegroom Dinesh Bali.

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