An ill fated jeep meted to the accident near Solang Nala and killed supervisor and driver of Rohtang tunnel Construction Company Afcon & Strabeg. Both died on the spot between Dhundi and Solang, 16 kms., from Manali, as their Jeep, HP-58-3728 was hit by a furious avalanche and rolled down into the deep gorge. Ill fated jeep was returning from Dhundi to Solang when accident occurred. Deceased were identified as a driver Nihal Chand s/o Chhopel of Rangcha village in Lahul valley and supervisor Babuli Dass of Kendarapara Orissa. Dead bodies were buried under debris of heavy snow and recovered with the help of chain kuppe. Manali police and SDM Manali rushed to the spot and supervised the evacuation work. Tunnel Construction Company’s officer Anthony Monzali have also confirmed the death of their workers. Local MLA Gobind Thakur and SDM Manali have conveyed their condolences to the bereaved families.

Mohan Lal Relingpa