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Updated January 9th, 2024 at 17:57 IST

Himachal: Overloaded Jeep Falls in Deep Gorge, 2 Dead, 17 Injured

Two persons were killed and 17 others were injured after an overloaded jeep fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district.

Abhishek Tiwari
Jeep falls in Gorge
An overloaded jeep fell in Gorge in Himachal's Sirmaur district. | Image:ANI/ Representational
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As many as two persons were killed and 17 others were injured after an overloaded jeep fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district on Tuesday morning. The incident is said to have occurred near Bashwa village on the Bobri-Bashwa road.  

All the injured were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital after they were rescued from the gorge. The injured persons are under treatment at present. On the other hand, the bodies of the two deceased were sent to a mortuary.

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All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment

Paonta Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Manvendra Thakur, said that on receiving the information, a police team from Shillai rushed to the spot and a rescue operation was initiated. The villagers residing nearby also reached the spot and assisted in the rescue operation being carried out by the administration.

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All the injured were shifted from the Shillai Hospital to the Paonta Civil Hospital for further treatment.

A case under relevant sections has been registered and further investigation is underway. The police are ascertaining the cause of the incident.

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Police sources said that during the local inquiry, the deceased were identified as Kareena (19), a resident of Handari village and Mohan Singh (62), a resident of Bashwa village.

Further legal action into the matter is being taken. 
 

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Published January 9th, 2024 at 17:57 IST

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