Four Pune residents killed in Himachal accident

September 26th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Four people, all employees of the municipal corporation of Pune in Maharashtra, were killed and 33 injured when their bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district Friday afternoon. They were on their way to Delhi from Manali, 300 km from here, when the accident took place.

According to Kullu Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram, the bus belonged to a private transport company in Jalandhar in Punjab.

“Fifty-one people were on a study tour to Himachal and Punjab. They reached Manali from Shimla a few days ago. They also visited Jalandhar,” Ram told IANS.

While most of the injured were admitted to the Kullu district hospital, one has been referred to the PGI, Chandigarh.

The dead include Anil Thapa, Joshi Narsingh Chintaman and Ankush Ramchander.

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