Shimla : Five people died when a car skidded of an icy road and fell into a gorge in Shimla the state capital of Himachal Pradesh Saturday , police said .
Police said the accident probably took place in the night and the wreckage was spotted by morning walkers some 500 metres down the steep hill side near the new ISBT.
All the five passengers in the car died and have been identified as locals .
Shimla and other parts of the state are in the grip of a severe cold wave following heavy snowfall this week .
The town received a spell of light snowfall Friday , the sky cleared in the night due to which the snow froze.
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