As per the authorities, the school bus was en route from Kullu to Sainj on Neoli-Shansher road in Sainj valley. Death numbers may rise, reported ANI.
Himachal Pradesh school bus accident: At least 16 people, including several students, died after a private bus rolled off a cliff in the Jangla area of Sainj valley on Neoli-Shansher road of Kullu district, reported PTI reported. Injured being shifted to Local hospitals, teams from Kullu moved to spot, said DC Kullu Ashutosh Garg. As per the ANI, the school bus was en route from Kullu to Sainj on Neoli-Shansher road in Sainj valley. Death numbers may rise. Rescue underway, incident happened around 8 am. School kids are also believed to be travelling on the bus.
Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Chief Minister reacted to the unfateful news and prayed for the recovery of the injured.
“I received news about the private bus accident in Sainj valley of Kullu. The entire administration is present at the spot and the injured are being taken to the hospital. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and strength to bereaved families,” Thakur tweeted.
Meanwhile, a rescue operation is underway and several teams have reached the spot. Disturbing visuals have been released from the accident site.
BJP President JP Nadda has expressed anguish and grief over the death of 16 people in the accident.
“Heart-wrenching news has been received of many casualties in the bus accident that took place in the Sainj Valley of Kullu, Himachal. May God place the soul of the dead at his feet. My deepest sympathies are with the families of the victims. I wish the injured in the accident a speedy recovery,” he tweeted.