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One dead, three injured as apple laden truck fell into gorge in Shimla

As the truck fell into the gorge, a kutcha house (dharha) near Anandpur on Shoghi bypass was also damaged and two women inhabitants were injured, Shimla Superintendent of Police Omapati Jamwal said.

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Shimla Published on: September 04, 2019 11:23 IST
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One dead, three injured as apple laden truck fell into gorge in Shimla

One person died and three others, including two women, sustained injuries as an apple laden truck fell into gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said.

The 42-year-old truck driver Harnam Singh of Ludhiana (Punjab) died and its cleaner Sudhir Kumar (25) of Bihar's Vaishali district was injured, police said.

As the truck fell into the gorge, a kutcha house (dharha) near Anandpur on Shoghi bypass was also damaged and two women inhabitants were injured, Shimla Superintendent of Police Omapati Jamwal said.

 
The injured women were identified as Vimla (18) and Dhani Kala (50) and have been admitted in a nearby hospital for treatment, he said.

The SP said the police rescued them with the help of local people and national highway authority of India (NHAI) employees.

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