Bus Accident in Himachal Pradesh:
At least 13 tourists were feared to death and three others were left critically injured when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle while driving uphill in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan.
The bus which was returning from the Himalayan foothills to the town of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh state after visiting the lake resort town of Renuka ji in Himachal Pradesh and skidded off the road and rolled down a gorge leaving almost 40 passengers injured and 13 dead.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Nahan, Jyoti Rana, said, “The bus carrying 56 passengers, which had tourists from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh rolled down a gorge in HP’s Sirmaur district when it was heading back to UP from Renuka. The bus was at Modraghat, which is 10 kms from Renuka, when it fell into 250 ft deep gorge.”
“40 passengers are under treatment in Nahan, while 3 who were seriously injured have been shifted to PGI Chandigarh. The locals helped in rescuing those who were alive and also pulled out dead bodies from the debris.”
The residents of the region said that the authorities and ambulance were called as soon as the accident occurred, but they didn’t reach the spot on time.Many victims could have been saved if the required help had reached at the right time to the spot.
Rescuers used a crane to lift the vehicle from the gorge. Authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.If seen recent records of accidents in India most of them are from Himachal Pradesh.It has not been a week that the students from Andhra Pradesh have gone missing in the beas river,now this accident happened.
The government should take required measures to prevent these accidents.Safety Boards have to be set up in accident prone areas.And the government Should be very quick in providing the First aid to the Victims of the accidents.