Nine killed in Himachal accident

October 16th, 2008 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS  

Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 17 were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled down a 200-foot deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district late Wednesday evening, police said.”The accident occurred after the vehicle’s driver lost control while negotiating a sharp turn,” said Mandi superintendent of police M. Chander Sekhar.

He said nine passengers were killed on the spot.

Some the injured were stated to be in a serious condition and admitted to the zonal hospital in Mandi town, 150 kms from here.

The victims, who were from Khajanni and Juggal villages, were returning after attending a birthday party at a village.

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