At least 28 people were killed and several other injured after a private bus fell into gorge near Rampur in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning.

As per the reports, the bus carrying 40 passengers was travelling to Reckong Peo (Kinnaur) from Solan when it met with the accident at around 9:15 am on National Highway 5 near Rampur, around 120 kilometres from the state capital Shimla.

Deputy Commissioner of Shimla Rohan Chand Thakur has confirmed the accident. He added that the rescue teams led by Sub Divisional Magistrate of Rampur have reached the spot and bodies were being taken out from the bus. The number of casualties is expected to go up as the bus rolled down around 200 metres towards the bank of the Sutlej River.