4 dead in Nankhari car crash


Shimla: Four people were killed and three others injured when their vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Nankhari tehsil of Shimla district on Friday.

They were on way to Dhanavali village from Nankhari when the accident took place near Dhona village on Thursday night.

A police team along with locals reached the spot and started rescue work.

Three youths identified as Ashish alias Ram Lal (25), Surender (30) and Dalip Kumar (26), all residents of Dhanavali, died on the spot.

One of the four injured, Hemchand (27), later succumbed to his injuries.

The injured–vehicle owner Suresh (35), Neeraj Kumar (32) and Sunder (25)–have been admitted to a community health centre at Nankhari, he added.

On Thursday, 11 people were killed when an overloaded vehicle fell into a 200-ft-deep gorge in Kullu district near Rohtang Pass. The vehicle was on way to Pangi from Kullu.

This accident also took place at night and foggy weather. Police had to struggle for long hours to retrieve the bodies.