Seven labourers from state were killed and one was out of action once a vehicle during which they were travel fell from a bridge into a watercourse in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Sunday night, police aforementioned.
The Mahindra pickup fell from the Gharat bridge on Mandi-Ner Chowk main road.
हिमाचल प्रदेश के मंडी में सड़क हादसे की खबर से अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। सरकार राहत और बचाव कार्य में जुटी हुई है। इस दुर्घटना में मृतकों के परिजनों के प्रति गहरी संवेदना प्रकट करता हूं और घायलों के जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं : PM @narendramodi
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The labourers had return on a bus from Ludhiana and were to deboard at Ner Chowk, wherever the contractor participating them lived, however forgot to try and do thus. The contractor then sent a pickup to bring them to Ner Chowk from the Mandi bus stand.
Mandi SP Shalini Agnihotri aforementioned six folks died on the spot, whereas 2 out of action were taken to a zonal hospital wherever one among them succumbed to his injuries. She accessorial that the driving force of the vehicle was out of action and was undergoing treatment in Mandi hospital.
The police have registered a case underneath IPC sections 279 (rash driving), 338 (causing grievous hurt to any person) and 304 A (causing death by negligence).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the loss of lives in an exceedingly road accident in Himachal Pradesh and sent his condolences to the bereft members of the family.
In a tweet, he aforementioned the govt is ending a rescue and relief work, and needed a fast recovery to the out of action.