4 Killed, 18 injured in truck accident

Shimla: Three workers employed with a construction contractor died on the spot, one died in hospital and 18 others were injured, 4 of them seriously, when the truck in which they were travelling in lost control on Shimla bye-pass road and rolled downhill into the valley on Wednesday night.

The three who were killed on the spot were all women who have been identified as Rajmani and Anita from Jharkhand and Dil Kumari, a Nepali citizen. Rajinder Kumar also a resident of Jharkhand succumbed to his injuries at IGMC hospital.

Among the injured are 15 women and children who were rescued and rushed to hospital for treatment. Those injured are mainly workers who belong to Jharkhand or Nepal. Bodies of the deceased were handed over to their relatives after a post-mortem, said a police spokesman.

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  1. Thats what nothing else will happen after that …why not take RTO and PWD for task there has to be proper enquiry ..Did Contractor failed to provide poor labourer safe transport mode or there was fault with Driver ….
    .lets leave the Human Factor …..
    There can be that the stretch of the said road can be unsafe so more safety signs are required………………Every Year we should get Road Accident List published by the department ……………
    If anybody can suggest please say which all department are involved in road ,safety, accident,compensation,…………………………….

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