7 from Bihar die in Mandi mishap


Kullu, November 16

Seven labourers from Bihar were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in fell from the Gharat bridge into a rivulet in Mandi district on Sunday night.

Mandi Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri said six labourers died on the spot while the seventh succumbed to his injuries at the zonal hospital. The driver of the pickup, Vinod Kumar of Nagrota Bagwan in Kangra, too was injured and has been undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The police said the labourers arrived on a bus from Ludhiana and were to deboard at Gutkar near Mandi where the contractor who had engaged them lived. They, however, reached Mandi bus stand and the contractor sent the pickup to bring them back to Gutkar. — OC



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