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Posted at: May 8, 2016, 9:06 PM; last updated: May 8, 2016, 9:33 PM (IST)

9 killed in two road mishaps in Himachal

9 killed in two road mishaps in Himachal
The ill-fated bus that rolled down a gorge near Dhaliara in Kangra district on Sunday. — ANI photo

Dharamsala, May 8

Nine persons were killed in two road accidents in Himachal Pradesh today, police said.

Seven persons were killed and 35 injured when a private tourist bus, enroute to Jwalaji from Amritsar, met with an accident near Dhaliara in Kangra district, Deputy Commissioner Ritesh Chouhan said.

Sixteen of the injured have been shifted to Tanda while the other injured are being treated at Dehra, Chouhan said.

Read: 12 dead, 39 injured as bus falls into gorge in Mandi

The victims have been identified as Chandan (16), Anil Sharma (50), Suman Kumara (40), Parvati(65), Sourabh (32), Surinder (40) and Satish (20).

He said an immediate relief of Rs 25,000 has been announced for the kin of the deceased and Rs 5,000 for the seriously injured.

In another incident, two persons were killed in Pangi of Chamba district when the jeep in which they were travelling fell in Chanderbhaga river.

Manu and Rakesh Kumar died on the spot while driver Chander Parkash was injured, police said.

A relief of 10,000 each has been released for the kin of the deceased, Pangi SDM Karam Singh said. — PTI 


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