One person died and at least 15 others sustained injuries as a bus overturned in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Wednesday, police said.

The private bus was on its way to Chhatrari from Palampur when it hit the crash barrier and overturned at Luna in Bharmour, Superintendent of Police Monica Bhutunguru said.

About 40 persons were travelling in the bus. One person died on the spot, whereas at least 15 injured people have been taken to Chamba medical college for treatment, the SP said.

The deceased has been identified as Kaushalya (50). A rescue operation is still on and the number of injured may increase, she added.