8 killed in Himachal accidents

Shimla : Eight people were killed and at least sixteen injured in three road accidents and a fire incident in Shimla district Monday , police said .

Three people were killed when a scropio vehicle fell into a gorge at Patti dhank near Kharapather 75 km from here .

This accident took place in the night and the bodies were retrieved in the morning .

A state roadways bus met with an accident near Anti about 105 km from here . Sixteen people were injured , six were shifted to the IGMC hospital in Shimla .

The bus was on its way from Tiuni to Una , the accident took place early morning when it was still dark .

Close by a truck fell of the road between Hatkoti and Rohru killing one person .

Two people were burnt alive in a house fire near Rampur some 140 km from the state capital , police told the Hill Post .

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