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13 dead in Shimla accident as vehicle rolls down gorge

A police team led by Jubbal Station House Officer and Swara police post in-charge reached the accident site to take stock of the situation.

SNS | New Delhi |

Thirteen people lost their lives after the vehicle they were travelling in veered off a road in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district and rolled down a gorge in Jubbal area on Saturday. The accident happened at Sanail, three kilometres from Kuddu, on Tiyuni Road.

Shimla Superintendent of Police Omapati Jamwal confirmed the number of deaths.

The vehicle was on its way to Tyuni from Hatkoti in Shimla district.

The deceased were residents of Nandla village in Ransar valley in Rohru sub-division of Shimla district.

While 10 people died on the spot, three had been rushed to a hospital in Rohru where they succumbed to injuries later.

A police team led by Jubbal Station House Officer and Swara police post in-charge reached the accident site to take stock of the situation.

The deceased have been identified as Manoj, Matwar Singh, Basanti Devi, Munish, Atar Singh, Munna Devi, Prem Singh, Poonam, Bittu Ram, Bandi Devi, Ner Singh, Riddhima and Anil Kumar.