5 Dead and 9 Injured in Two Road Accidents in Himachal

Nahan:  As many as five persons were reported dead and nine others injured in two separate accidents that occurred over the last 24 hrs in the state, informed the police.

A Bolero Camper jeep carrying 8 persons fell down into a deep gorge at Sheelghat, 3 kilometers towards Khara Pathar in Jubbal subdivision of the district this evening. Five persons died on the spot and three others were rushed to the nearby hospital.

Dead bodies were yet to be retrieved when a team of administration rushed to the spot to rescue the injured.

All the deceased have been identified as residents of the Sheel and Tikkar villages of Jubbal region. The cause of accident is not yet known.

In another mishap six persons were seriously injured when a tractor rolled down 35 feet deep gorge near Nihago about 10 km from Nahan on Nahan-Shimla  road when the driver lost control over the vehicle on slushy road last night.

Two  of  the  six  critically injured including  Deep  Chand  and Neelam  Singh  were  referred to  PGI Chandigarh  while  four  others including  Gian  Chand, Virender, Kamlesh  and  Khatari  Ram  were admitted at  Nahan  Hospital in serious  condition.

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