18 die in Himachal bus crash


sirmaurShimla : Eighteen people were killed and fourteen injured when a bus swerved off a mountain road and rolled down a hill in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district , Friday , police said.

 “The death toll has risen to eighteen ,”said Sirmaur district police chief Sumedha Diwedi .

“The bus rolled down 500 metres, there were 36 people on the bus ” Diwedi said .

The private bus was on its way from Punardhar to Solan town , the accident took place near Sangrah some 125 from the state capital Shimla.