Tourist vehicle fell into deep gorge in Himachal’s Kullu, 7 killed, 10 injured

New Delhi: As many as seven people died and ten others injured after a tourist vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Sunday.

The accident took place in the Ghiyagi area of Banjar Valley of Kullu district at around 8: 30 pm on Sunday on NH305.

According to reports, the injured were first taken to Banjar hospital from where they have been referred to Kullu hospital after being given first aid.

Ashutosh Garg, Deputy Commissioner of Kullu District said that as per the initial report there were 17 people travelling in the vehicle including the driver, news agency ANI reports.

All the injured have been shifted to the hospital and they are under treatment. Among the ten injured, five are said to be in critical condition.

“As per the initial report, there were 17 people travelling in the vehicle including the driver. Police, home guards and local administration teams have reached on spot. Some of them are feared dead and the priority is to save the lives and rescue the injured,” said Garg.

Seven people have died and 10 others are injured. Five injured have been shifted to Zonal hospital at Kullu and five are under treatment at Banjar in a local hospital, Gurdev Singh, Superintendent of Police (SP), Kullu said.

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