As many as 30 persons were killed and several others injured when a private bus proceeding towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district skidded off the road and rolled down into a 300 metre gorge at Khaneri near Rampur in Shimla district on Thursday morning.
The bus was carrying around 40 passengers and met with an accident around 09:15 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 kilometres from the state capital Shimla.
Civic and police administration started the rescue operations and the injured people have been taken to the nearest hospital.
The authorities, who are carrying out the rescue operations, have not ruled out the possibility of higher casualties as the bus rolled down around 300 metres towards the bank of the Sutlej River.