In a terrifying mishap, which occurred near Glog area of Arki tehsil in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, 17 tourists from Tamil Nadu were injured on Thursday when a private bus, they were travelling in, met with an accident.
According to a report by the Times of India, the bus, with Uttar Pradesh registration plates, was ferrying 47 tourists.
The tourists were on their way to Manali from the state capital Simla, when the incident occurred.
Around 6 pm on Thursday, the bus was on Shimla-Manali Highway, and had travelled about 25 km from the state capital, when it overturned.
The injured passengers were taken to Dhami Hospital in ambulances and private vehicles.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh visited the injured passengers in the hospital and directed authorities to shift all of them to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, located in Shimla.
Following the directions of the Chief Minister, ambulances were arranged and all patients were shifted immediately.
Virbhadra Singh also announced that treatment for all injured passengers would be performed free of cost, The Tribune states.
Of the 17 injured, two of them are in a critical condition. As an immediate relief, an amount Rs 5,000 was given to the seriously injured, The Hindu reported.
The uninjured passengers complained that the 108 emergency ambulances took about an hour to reach the spot, which delayed the rescue operations, The Statesmen reported.