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Jun 22, 2007 at 02:06am IST

11 dead in Himachal bus accident

New Delhi: At least 11 people were killed and 24 injured in a bus accident near Dharamshala on Wednesday night.

The bus, which was travelling from Delhi to Dharamshala, fell into a gorge in Kainchimode.

Police say the driver lost control of the bus while negotiating a curve. All the 35 passengers on the bus were from Delhi, and were on a pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi.

Three of the injured, including a child and a woman, are being treated at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate D C Rana was quoted by news agency PTI as saying that the accident happened at around 0000 hrs (IST) on Wednesday night.

Rana informed that 11 passengers died on the spot while one succumbed to his injuries at the Government hospital in Dharamsala.