2 persons were killed and 11 injured as vehicle falls into a ditch in Shimla


Two people were killed and 11 others harmed when a vehicle fell into a ditch near Bhattakufer, police said today.

The travelers were on their way back to Mashobra after attending a marriage work when the mishap happened the previous evening at a spot 16 km from Shimla.

The deceased were identified as Pratap and Guddi while the 11 harmed people have been admitted to IGMC Shimla.

The vast majority of the occupants hailed from Mashobra in the outskirts of Shimla and adjoining villages.

The police reached the spot after receiving information and harmed people were rescued with the help of local people and hurried to doctor’s facility.

Preliminary investigations found that mishap occurred as the driver lost control over the overloaded vehicle.