Tragic Accident in Kangra: A truck carrying wheat fell into a 100 meter deep gorge near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Sunday. Five people in the truck died in this accident. While around five people were injured. All have been admitted to the hospital. The official said that the accident took place in Rasehar village of Kangra.
Security forces engaged in relief operations
According to the information, 4 people died on the spot in this accident, while one died while being taken to the hospital. A statement issued by the Kangra District Public Relations Officer (DPRO) said that after receiving the information, the district administration, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police personnel reached the spot.
Identification of the dead and injured
Reports said that the truck loaded with wheat fell into a ditch on the side of the approach road near Uthadagaran Panchayat. The deceased have been identified as Sunil Kant, his wife Sita Devi, daughter Trisha Devi, Aarti and Milap Chand. On the other hand, the injured were identified as Sunil Kant son of Abhibh, Abhishek, Pooja, Pragati and Anil Kant. The injured were admitted to Tanda Medical Hospital.
CM Sukhu expressed grief
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has also expressed grief over this accident. CM Sukhu said that the government stands with the victim’s families in this hour of grief. Instructions have been issued to the district administration to provide immediate relief to the victim families. On the other hand, Dharamshala MLA Sudhir Sharma has also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families. He said that the government will provide all possible help to the victims.
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