“Eight people have been killed in the accident ,” Sirmaur police chief Sumedha Diwedi said by phone .
Seventeen people have been injured and there are fears the toll could rise.
The private bus was on its way from Punardhar to Solan town , the accident took place in Sangrah area around 125 km from Shimla. Earlier this week four people were killed in a road accident in Sirmaur
Sirmaur is one of the remotest and most poor district of the hill state .