Shimla: As many as 44 people were feared killed after the private bus they were travelling in fell into the Tons river in Nerva area of Shimla district on Wednesday.
The accident took place on the border of Sirmaur district.
The bus carrying 56 passengers was on its way to Tuini in Uttarakhand.
The Sirmaur police reached the spot and started rescue operations. A team of doctors from Shimla and adjoining areas is on its way to the accident spot, police said.