In a tragedy that took place in Shimla, at least thirteen people, including three couples, died and three were injured when a speeding Tempo Trax veered off the road.
The vehicle rolled down a gorge in Jubbal in Shimla district.
It is said that the accident occurred near Sanail on the treacherous Sawra-Tiyuni road.
The ill-fated Trax was carrying 16 passengers.
Police said that the vehicle was on its way from Saraswatit Nagar (Sawra) to Tiuni, which is in Uttrakhand.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the cab was speeding and the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a curve.
The accident was so severe that 10 persons died on the spot, while three others, including a baby girl and the cab driver, breathed their last at the civil hospital in Rohru.
The condition of the injured is said to be critical.
Himchal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed his grief over the incident and has announced ex-gratia relief for the kin of the deceased.>