Seven persons are reported to have been killed and 47 got injured in two bus accidents in Mandi district today. First accident took place near Roudidhar in Karsog area when an HRTC bus met with an accident which was on its way from Tatapani to Kanda. Five persons had been killed in this accident. Second bus accident occurred near Kachaihalanala in Thunag of Mandi district in which two persons lost their lives and 47 got injured.

Govt has directed the district administration to provide immediate relief to the next of kin of deceased and provide best of the medical treatment to the injured persons

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Jai Ram Thakur visited the Regional Hospital Mandi to enquire the welfare of the injured persons of the accident undergoing treatment there.

Governor Urmila Singh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Public Works Minister Gulab Singh Thakur and Transport Minister Mahender Singh have expressed grief over the bus accidents.