41 dead in Himachal bus plunge


Shimla : Atleast 41 persons have been killed and 17 injured in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba valley Saturday , police said .

“41 persons have been killed in a bus accident  at Rajera in Chamba district ,” said Sunil Chaudhary DM Chamba .

“The private bus was on way to Chamba from Bharmaur and it skidded off the road and fell into a gorge this morning ,” he said .

The bus fell into a 250 feet deep gorge .The  accident spot is some 400 km from Shimla . Most of the dead are said to be locals . Police and local villagers helped retrieve the bodies .

Mountainous Chamba district borders Jammu & Kashmir .