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Himachal Pradesh: 20 injured as truck rams bus near Jabli | Shimla News


SHIMLA: Twenty people were injured in an accident on the Parwanoo-Shimla national highway near Jabli when a speeding apple-laden truck hit a private bus from the back. This is the second such accident in two days. On Saturday, a speeding apple-laden truck had hit over a dozen vehicles from the back along the same stretch at Kandaghat in Solan district.
According to sources, Sunday’s accident occurred around noon near Jabli. Both vehicles overturned in the accident. A police team then reached the spot and launched a rescue operation and shifted the injured to hospital.
Bus driver Ajay Kumar said that he was driving his bus to Kalka from Solan. When he reached near Jabli, he saw in the rearview mirror that a truck coming from Dharampur side was approaching fast towards the bus, so he also increased the speed to avoid the collision. However, the truck hit the bus from behind.
He said the impact of collision was such that the bus overturned on the road and the truck also.
He said 20 passengers, including 11 men and 9 women, were injured. He said after the accident, the truck driver fled from the spot.
Based on a complaint by the bus driver, a case has been registered at Dharampur police station and an investigation is on.





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