Two separate road accidents took place in Kullu and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh. According to information received from the police, five people died and two others were injured in the accidents. Three people were killed and two others injured when a vehicle fell into Pabbar river in Shimla district’s Rohru subdivision, police said.
Police said the accident took place on Monday night when five people traveling in the vehicle were going from Rampur towards Jangla in Chirgaon to attend a marriage function. According to the police, the deceased have been identified as Shrey Negi (18), Shivang (18) and Jatir (20), all residents of Rampur. While the injured Karun Chauhan and Raman have been admitted to the government hospital in Rohru.
According to the police, the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. However, preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver lost control over the vehicle. In another accident, two people, including the driver, died on the spot when a vehicle fell into a 150-metre deep gorge near Damheli in Nirmand area of Kullu district on Tuesday. Police said that the deceased have been identified as Laher Singh (45) and Kamu (26), both residents of Nirmand.