Shimla: At least 10 people have died and two others have been injured after a car fell into a ditch near Bag Pashog village of Pachhad area in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district on Monday evening. Bodies are yet to be identified, said DSP Bir Bahadur, Paonta Sahib.Also Read - Yoga Day 2022: ITBP Troops Perform Yoga At 17,000 Feet In Snow-Covered Ladakh. See Incredible Pics
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According to police reports, the pick-up van carrying a marriage party fell into the gorge near Pashog village. The spot is located on the border of Paonta Sahib and Shillai subdivisions. Also Read - Ab Ke Saawan....! Weekend Getaways Around Delhi Under ₹8,000 To Visit This Monsoon
Hearing about the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences and announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for the next of kin of those deceased. “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 next of kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 would be given to the injured,” he said.