A 10-year-old girl was killed while eleven others suffered injuries after a school van which was ferrying them to their homes, fell into gorge in Dharampur area of Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, around 160 km from here.

Police said the incident took place at around 12.30 pm when the school van was ferrying 12 children to their homes in Garli area of Dharampur.

“The driver of the school van allegedly lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp-turn and it fell into 100ft deep gorge,” police said. A police team was rushed to the spot to rescue the injured and they were rushed to hospitals in Sarkaghat and Mandi.

One girl identified as Gauri succumbed to the injuries at Regional Hospital Mandi during treatment while the one student who has suffered serious injuries, has been rushed to IGMC Shimla.