Fatal Bus Accident Claims Lives in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh; Authorities Extend Condolences 

Fatal Bus Accident Claims Lives in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh; Authorities Extend Condolences 

Fatal Bus Accident Claims Lives in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh; Authorities Extend Condolences

Shimla, June 21, 2024 – Tragedy struck in Jubbal tehsil of Shimla district today as four individuals lost their lives in a devastating bus accident. The incident occurred around 6:45 am when an HRTC bus en route to Giltari village veered off the road near Chori Kenchi and plunged down a hill after the driver reportedly lost control.

Among the deceased are the bus driver, Karam Dass, a resident of Kudu village in Jubbal, and conductor Rakesh Kumar from Tali village in Naina Devi tehsil, Bilaspur district. The passengers who lost their lives in the accident were identified as Birma Devi, from Kudu village, and Dhan Shah, a resident of Nepal. Three other individuals sustained injuries in the mishap and were promptly transported to Civil Hospital, Rohru, for medical attention.

Shimla Superintendent of Police, Sanjeev Gandhi, confirmed that an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident. The district administration has provided financial assistance of Rs 25,000 to the families of each deceased victim and Rs 10,000 to each injured person to aid them during this difficult time.

Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, and Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri expressed profound grief over the tragic incident. They extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.

Such incidents underscore the need for enhanced safety measures on Himachal Pradesh’s roads to prevent future tragedies and ensure the well-being of all commuters.

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