Cement truck accident leaves 3 dead, 1 injured in Himachal

Shimla:Three persons were killed and one seriously injured when the truck they were went off the road, on the Shimla-Rampur highway in the early hours of the morning.

Those who died in the accident included Bipan Kumar, a resident of Durrah village in Kullu, Lok Raj a resident of Nirmand in Kullu and Harish Kumar, son of Rattan Chand and a resident of Hoshiarpur, said a police spokesman.

There were four people travelling in the truck (HP-63-0846) when it met with an accident and fell onto Satluj river bank at Bittal near Rampur (about 100 Kms from here) at about 4 a.m. today, he said.

Jatin Kumar, a resident of Kataua in Jammu was injured and has been admitted to Rampur hospital.

The lorry was ferrying cement when the mishap occurred, the police spokesman said.

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