Shimla, Feb 21 (PTI) Three persons were killed and two others were injured when a huge rock fell on the vehicle they were travelling in near Shalkhar village in Kinnaur district, 300 km from here late this evening, police said.

“An officer of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and some workshop employees were on their way to Samdoh when a rock fell on the vehicle.

“Assistant Engineer of BRO, V R Buragi from Maharashtra, workshop mechanic Ravi Kumar and a labourer Soren died on the spot while two injured persons, mechanic Bhaskar Panwar and driver Mohasn Singh were seriously injured,” Officer Commanding of BRO, R K Annad said.

The injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital.

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