5 killed in car accidents near Rohru in Shimla

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SHIMLA: Four people died on the spot when the car they were travelling in met with an accident at Sungru along Rohru-Sungri road in Shimla district on Tuesday. In another accident, a man driver died after his car met with an accident at Badach in Chopal area of Shimla district on Monday.

On Tuesday, a car (HP-10A-8773) fell into a 130 meter deep gorge, killing all its four passengers. The victims were identified as car owner Harwant Singh of Dogri- Devidhar, Sunil Kumar of Chiwadi, Kishori Lal of Baneti, and Pardeep of Golchha. All four were returning home from the Lavi fair at Rampur. Based on a complaint by the victim’s kin, that the vehicle veered off the road due to rash and negligent driving of the driver, police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving.

In another accident, Sat Pal died on the spot after his car (HP-08A-2150) rolled off the road near Badach on Monday. It fell 800m down in Shantha Khud. Police have registered a case of negligent driving.