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Nine Dead, Three Hurt as Vehicle Falls into Gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur

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The Paonta Sahib DSP said that he was on the way to the accident spot and would be able to say more about the accident only after reaching there.

Nine people died and three others were injured as a vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district on Monday, the police said.

A pick-up van carrying members of a marriage party fell into the gorge near Pashog in Shillai sub-division, Paonta Sahib Deputy Superintendent of Police Bir Bahadur said. The spot is located on the border of Paonta Sahib and Shillai subdivisions.

The Paonta Sahib DSP said that he was on the way to the accident spot and would be able to say more about the accident only after reaching there.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for those wounded.

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“Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident in Sirmaur, HP. Condolences to the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be provided to the next of kin of the deceased. Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured: PM Modi," the PMO tweeted.

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first published:June 28, 2021, 20:01 IST