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6 killed, 6 hurt in road mishap
Our Correspondent

Nahan, June 7
Six persons were killed and six others injured when a utility vehicle rolled into a gorge near Nohra Dhar, about 100 km from here, this evening.

According to the police, the vehicle which was going to Padia Dhar from Nohra Dhar fell into a deep gorge killing four persons on the spot. Eight persons were admitted to the Nohra Primary Health Centre where two persons succumbed to their injuries.

According to information, two seriously injured persons have been shifted to Rajgarh Hospital. Senior police officers and SDM, Nahan, rushed to the accident site. A medical team was sent from the Rajgarh Hospital to treat the injured at the Nohra Dhar Primary Health Centre.
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Temperatures dip as rain gods smile

Chandigarh, June 7
Strong winds accompanied by rain at many places in Punjab, Chandigarh and adjoining areas in Haryana caused drastic fall in temperatures upto 14C at some places in the north-west region today.

Heavy rain in the city in the wee hours today saw the maximum temperature dip by 10 degrees below normal at 29.6C.

According to local Meteorological Department Director S.C. Bhan, the lowest maximum recorded here so far was 25.6C on June 8 last year, and 26.2C, the second lowest, on June 10, 1987.

Meanwhile, in Patiala the maximum temperature nose-dived by 14 degrees to 28C due to 15 mm rain, followed by Ludhiana at 28.4C, 14 degrees below normal. Amritsar, which experienced 15.1 mm rain, recorded 33.5C, eight degrees below normal.

In Himachal, capital Shimla recorded a high of 21.3C after 0.3 mm rain, three degrees below normal. Bhuntar and Sundernagar recorded near similar highs at 31.3C and 30.3C, respectively, two degrees below normal.

In Haryana, Ambala too witnessed a pleasant day. The maximum here fell sharply by 13 degrees to record 28.1C. Hisar after being lashed by 24mm of rain was cooler by ten degrees at 32C. Delhiites two enjoyed some nice weather. Palam recorded a high of 33.1C after receiving 2mm of rain. UNI
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