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Horrific road accident in Shimla kills 46 passengers after bus plunges into Tons river near Nerwa

SHIMLA- On Wednesday, the hills of Himachal Pradesh devoured 46 lives in one of the most horrific road accidents reported in the state. A private bus (UK 16 PA 0045) skid off the road and plunged into the Tons river, largest tributary of Yamuna, near Nerwa in Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh. As per the initial reports, so far, 46 people including several women and children were reported to be killed on the spot while two survivors were rescued.

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The villagers and police witnessed a horrifying scene where dead bodies were scattered all over the place, some of them in decapitated state.  Nothing remained of the bus after it nose-dived 800 meters down the hill. The water of the river had turned red, reported sources. The rescue operation was led by Chopal SDM along with police, medical team, and locals.

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Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur also rushed to the spot of accident. As per initial reports, there were 31 males, 10 women, and three children among those who were killed in this accident.

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As per IANS, the Deputy commissioner, Shimla, confirmed identification of only 17 bodies so far. Ten victims belonged to Uttarakhand while the remaining were probably from Himachal Pradesh, he informed.

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The hill from where the bus fell into the river. Photo: Dainik Bhaskar

As per Hindustan Times, only two people survived the accident which includes 13-year-old boy and the bus conductor. The report said both of them managed to jump off the bus seconds before the vehicle plunged into the river.

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The bus was on its way to Tuini in from Vikasnagar (Uttarakhand) when it fell down the hill at about 11 AM. The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh directed the administration to provide possible relief to the kin of the deceased and the survivors. The passengers are still to be identified properly. The administration also established contact with Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand has announced Rs 1 lakh as immediate relief to the families of those killed, and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured.
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