37 killed in road accident in Himachal

Shimla: At least 37 people, mostly women, were killed and around 25 injured in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district when the truck they were travelling in fell into a 200-metre gorge Wednesday evening, police said.

The victims, mostly from Bhaot village, were on their way home after attending a ‘mundan’ (tonsuring) ceremony when their truck fell into a gorge near Guru Kotha village in Balh Valley, some 30 km from Mandi town, Assistant Superintendent of Police Hera Singh Thakur was quoted in the media.

He said most of the injured were admitted to the Zonal Hospital in Mandi.

The accident seems to have occurred due to negligent driving, another police official said.

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2 Responses to "37 killed in road accident in Himachal"

  1. Amar Singh   September 5, 2010 at 2:58 am

    The chief ministers had visited the families of the victims to condole the deaths. He had further stated that it will be ensured that in future the trucks are not used to carry people under any circumstances and ‘strict instructions’ have been issued to the administration and ‘stern action’ will be taken against the defaulter. Today’s newspaper carries a news item in which it has been stated that a truck no.PB 12A 4874 carrying pilgrims fell in a gorge in Una district in which a woman died and 6 others were injured. So this is the effect of the warning of the CM. It cannot be believed that the said truck did not pass before any police post or thana. Then why should these ‘ rajnitibaaz ‘ shed crocodile tears on such accidents when they do not have any control over the administration.

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  2. Amar Singh   September 5, 2010 at 8:28 am

    The chief ministers had visited the families of the victims to condole the deaths. He had further stated that it will be ensured that in future the trucks are not used to carry people under any circumstances and ‘strict instructions’ have been issued to the administration and ‘stern action’ will be taken against the defaulter. Today’s newspaper carries a news item in which it has been stated that a truck no.PB 12A 4874 carrying pilgrims fell in a gorge in Una district in which a woman died and 6 others were injured. So this is the effect of the warning of the CM. It cannot be believed that the said truck did not pass before any police post or thana. Then why should these ‘ rajnitibaaz ‘ shed crocodile tears on such accidents when they do not have any control over the administration.

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