Nine dead as bus falls into river in Himachal Pradesh

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At least nine people were killed and several others injured when an over speeding bus they were travelling in lost control and fell from a bridge into a river in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district on Sunday, police said.

The incident took place near Khadri village on the Renuka-Dadahu-Nahan road, 168 km south of Shimla.

The private bus was on its way from Renuka Ji to Nahan when the accident happened.

According to the reports, the bus driver lost control, broke the railing of the Jalal bridge and fell 40-feet down into the Jalal river.

Injured were shifted to the Nahan medical college for further treatment.

Several teams including Police, home guards and fire fighters were rushed to the spot soon after the accident and began rescue operation.

More details are awaited.