35 injured as apple-laden truck collides with bus near Jabli on Kalka-Shimla highway

Tribune News Service
Solan, August 22

As many as 35 people sustained injuries when a private bus (HP 51 A 3651) by which they were travelling was hit by an apple laden truck (RJ 14 GJ 1031) coming behind it near Jabli on the Kalka-Shimla National Highway-5 following which both the vehicles overturned on the road on Sunday morning.

The accident occurred around 11:30 am.

The truck driver lost control of the vehicle and it rammed into the bus which overturned and clung to the crash barrier thus saving it narrowly from slipping into the gorge below.

Both vehicles were en route Solan-Parwanoo when the mishap occurred.

There were 32 passengers in the bus out of which ten sustained serious injuries while three people in the truck too were injured.

They were shifted to the Community Health Centre Dharampur for treatment, informed DSP Yogesh Rolta who visited the spot soon after the accident.

Notably, several apple-laden vehicles of other states like Uttarakhand and Rajasthan have met with accidents on this highway in the last fortnight.

Police officials opine that lack of experience to drive on the hill roads was causing such accidents.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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