Tribune News Service
Shimla, January 2
A woman passenger was killed on the spot while five persons suffered injuries when two tourist buses had an accident and turned turtle in Swarghat area of Bilaspur on Sunday afternoon.
Students of several states were travelling in three buses from Manali to Chandigarh and the first bus turned turtle towards the right side after the driver lost control over the vehicle near Garamod in Swarghat area of Bilaspur district.
One of the passengers identified as Ruksin Madon (23), a resident of Mumbai, was helping the injured passengers when the second bus also turned turtle towards the left side hitting the female passenger and the parapet. The woman died on the spot.
Five tourists who sustained minor injuries have been discharged after first aid from Nalagarh hospital and the family members of the deceased have been informed, said SP Bilaspur Saju Ram Rana.
The family members are on their way to Bilaspur and the body would be handed over to them after post-mortem. The deceased was the only daughter of her parents.
Preliminary investigations pointed out that the driver was tired as he did not have a sound sleep last night. Investigations are underway.