At least five people were killed and several injured when a bus fell down a hill in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

The injured passengers have been shifted to a local hospital. 

All the deceased were passengers of the bus.

At least 18 people were killed in a major accident in September this year. The deceased were passengers of a private bus that plunged into a gorge on the banks of River Sutlej in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on 1 September.