According to the information given by the official, six people (including five students) lost their lives in an accident when a school bus skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district.
The victims were going to DAV Public School when the accident happened near Renukaji, a famous Hindu shrine about 40 km from district headquarter Nahan and 150 km from the state capital.
The bus driver was also killed while seven-eight students were injured and are hospitalised, Deputy Commissioner Lalit Jain told media over phone.
Eyewitnesses said the administration had a tough time extricating the victims from the badly-mangled bus. Prima facie the accident happened due to negligence of the bus driver, the police said.