Shimla April, 16; Four persons were feared dead when the car they were travelling in fell into the BBMB canal at Hatgarh near Balah in Mandi district last night. One of the occupants had a narrow escape.
“The car was on way from Sundernagar towards Diargi when the driver lost control over the vehicle near Balah, following which it fell into the canal. Puneet Gupta of Diargi in Mandi, working in the merchant navy, was driving the car,” said Balah tehsildar Jai Gopal Sharma.
Puneet (22) swam to safety while four others, all in their twenties, were missing. Mandi DSP Rajesh Kumar said the accident occurred around 10:30 pm. The police launched a search operation, but could not locate them. “Divers were called today for the search operation, but there was no information about the missing victims till the time of filing of this report,” he said.
The missing are Himanshu Gupta (19), who is Puneet’s brother, and Abhishek Kaundal (20), Aditya Sahuta (20) and Sonu Sahu (20), residents of BBMB Colony in Sundernagar.1 killed in road mishap Kangra: One migrant labourer from Uttar Pradesh was killed and three others injured today when the tractor-trailer they were travelling in overturned near Baroh village in the subdivision today. Kangra Subdivisional Police Officer Surinder Sharma said the tractor-trailer was taking the labourers to a construction site when it overturned on the Jasai village road. Chaiter Pal (28) died on the spot. Bittu (22), Ramesh (50) and driver Vinod (28) were injured in the accident. They were taken to the Tanda medical college.The police registered a case.
News Source; Tribune India