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Himachal Pradesh: Bus falls into gorge near Rampur, at least 20 feared dead

At least 20 people are feared dead in Himachal Pradesh's Rampur after a private bus rolled down a gorge in the hill state on Thursday morning.

The bus was carrying around 40 passengers and met with the accident around 9:15 am.

The bus was on its way from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur to Solan and met the accident on National Highway 5 near Rampur, around 120 km from the state capital Shimla.

Civic and police administration started the rescue operations and four injured people have been taken to the nearest hospital.

The possibility of higher casualties cannot be ruled out as the bus rolled down around 200 metres towards the bank of the Sutlej River.