x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Bus plunge into gorge kills 28

Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in northern India.

SHIMLA //At least 28 people were killed when an overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in northern India.

Five others were injured and many were missing, police said yesterday.

The bus, which was carrying more than 45 passengers – many of them on the roof – veered off the road in a sparsely populated and hilly area of Himachal Pradesh state on Monday night.

A passenger said the driver lost control of the vehicle on a sharp bend near the scenic Kangra valley.

The roads in the area are treacherous and known for zigzag turns.