44 dead as bus falls into gorge in northern India

By on April 19, 2017


A senior government official says 44 people have been killed after a bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern India's Himachal Pradesh state. (Photo by Filpro (File:India grey.svg) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)],)
A senior government official says 44 people have been killed after a bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state. (Photo by Filpro (File:India grey.svg) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)],)

NEW DELHI — A senior government official says 44 people have been killed after a bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep gorge in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state.

Rohan Chand Thakur, the district magistrate of Shimla district, says two people, including the ticket checker, survived the crash late Wednesday morning.

The bus fell into a 200-meter (657-feet) deep gorge on the Tons river.