Bus falls into rivulet in Himachal, two killed

July 27th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, July 27 (IANS) A state-run bus with more than 30 passengers on board skidded off the road in heavy rain and fell into a rivulet in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district Tuesday, killing two people, an official said here. Twenty seven people have been rescued so far.
Deputy Commissioner (Shimla) J.S. Rana said the Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a rivulet at around 5.30 p.m. near Kupvi in Chopal subdivision, some 145 km from state capital Shimla.

“Rescue teams have reached the spot but a downpour is hampering the rescue operations,” he said.

The bus was on way to Kupvi from Shimla.

Superintendent of Police R.M. Sharma said 30-32 people were travelling in the bus, according to information provided by the conductor. Two bodies have been recovered.

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