One person was killed and four others were injured seriously when the vehicle in which they were traveling was hit by the falling boulders at National Highway 22 near Solan, Himachal Pradesh on Saturday morning.
According to India Today “Four Nangal, Punjab residents were travelling in a taxi bearing No PB0A-2820 when boulders hit the moving vehicle near Barog bypass.While Subhash,40, died on the spot his wife Surjit Kaur, daughter Shanvi, son Ishant and taxi driver Nawadi were injured seriously. They were brought to the Regional Hospital Solan for treatment but later referred to PGI Chandigarh as their condition deteriorated,” Superintendent of Police, Solan Anjum Ara said.
The size of the boulders can be estimated from the condition of the vehicle which was badly twisted by the huge boulders. This is second incident within a week when boulders hit moving vehicles.The stretch of National Highway between Parwanoo and Solan has become prone to landslides following the road widening work.