20 killed in bus accident near Palampur

Shimla/ Sept 10
About 20  persons were reported to be killed when a Himachal Road Transport corporation (HRTC) bus rolled down to a 800 meters gorge near Mallu  on Palampur-Ashapuri road, 40-Km from here late this evening.
The bus carrying about 75 persons was on its way from Palampur to Ashapuri temple when it fell down from the hilltop and the number of casualties was likely to be heavy, officials said.

Sources said that due to heavy rains the road has become slippery due to which bus skidded from the road. According to officials the death toll is likely to rise.