A man was killed and his wife injured in an accident near Bindravan in Mandi when the car they were travelling in fell into a gorge.

The couple was on way to Kullu from New Delhi to cast their votes in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections.

The deceased has been identified as Prakash Chander Bodh. His wife, Sunita Bodh, is undergoing treatment at Zonal Hospital, Mandi, and is in a serious condition.

The car appears to have fallen into a gorge after the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a curve. The accident happened at around 5 am.

Road accidents are frequent in Himachal Pradesh due to the mountainous terrain.

Earlier this month, five BJP workers were killed after their car fell into a gorge in Mandi. The deceased were on their way to attend a rally of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Only the driver of the vehicle survived.

On 16 May, seven BJP workers were injured after a bus carrying 45 supporters of the party overturned in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district.

The incident happened at Nagni village in Banjar area of Kullu. Preliminary investigation suggests that the brakes of the bus failed, which led to the accident.

The workers were heading to Kullu to attend a scheduled rally of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Last month, 10 persons were killed and 18 others suffered injuries after a private bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Dalhousie area of Chamba district at around 8 pm.

The ill-fated bus was on its way to Dalhousie in Chamba district from Pathankot in Punjab when the driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp turn.