Ill-fated vehicle trapped under landslide, 1 killed

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Solan car accident

Solan: One person killed and four other injured, when their vehicle trapped under the landslide debris, felled from a hillock near Shamlech village in Solan.

Deceased has been identified as Subhash Saini, a Nangal resident, while injured Surjeet Kaur, wife of Subhash Saini, Son (11), daughter (8) and driver of the vehicle were rushed to a nearby Regional Hospital Solan. Girl has been shifted to the PGI Chandigarh and other injured were reported to be out of danger.

An ill-fated Private Texi PB 01A 2820 was on its way to Shimla.

Heavy rains which hit the area in the wee hours of Saturday have triggered a series of landslides on the Parwanoo-Solan stretch of the National Highway-22.

The NH has been closed for traffic as debris continued to fall on the highway and the vehicular traffic was diverted through Barog.