Himachal Pradesh: 5 children killed as school bus plunges into gorge

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Shimla: In  a tragic incident five children among 6 were killed as school bus falls into gorge in Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Reports said the school bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge, an official said.

The students were going to DAV Public School when the accident occurred near Renukaji, a famous Hindu shrine.

The place is nearly 40 km from district headquarters town Nahan and 150 km from the state capital.

Reports said the bus driver was among those killed. Eight students were injured and are hospitalised, Deputy Commissioner Lalit Jain said.

Eyewitness accounts said the bus was badly mangled. Initial reports said the accident happened due to negligence of the bus driver.

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