NEW DELHI, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people were killed and 17 others injured in a road mishap in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh Thursday, a senior police official said.
"The mishap happened when a private bus in which some 40 passengers were travelling plunged into a 400 feet gorge in the state's Kinnaur district. While 15 people, including the bus driver, were killed on the spot, the injured have been admitted to a local hospital," he said on condition of anonymity.
The bus was on its way from Sangla Valley to Kalpa in the hilly state when the incident took place, the official said.
A probe has been ordered into the incident, he added.