Shimla: Two persons have died while two others sustained injuries after a pickup (HP 16 0228) they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Rajgarh Subdivision, Sirmour district. 

The deceased have been identified as Bhupinder Singh (27) and Aadarsh Thakur (30) son of Mohar Singh while the injured have been identified as Suresh Kumar (35), son of Roshan Lal and Jitender Thakur (29), son of Tara Singh. All of them are residents of Kaleyon Pab village in Rajgarh Tehsil, Sirmour. 

The accident took place on Sunday around 1:00 pm near Shilabag when a driver lost control of the vehicle and it plunged into a deep gorge.

The accident was noticed by local residents who immediately informed the police. A police team reached the spot and rushed them to Civil Hospital, Solan where two of them were declared brought dead. The rest of the two are undergoing treatment. 

Superintendent of Police (SP) Sirmour confirmed the report and said further investigation is ongoing. He said that the bodies will be handed over to their families for cremation after conducting the postmortem.  

The district administration provided a compensation amount of Rs 20,000 to the kin of the deceased. 

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Navneet Rathore is a Shimla based journalist having two-years of experience in the field of journalism. Navneet is a post-graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and is specialised in crime, education, health, environment, agriculture and Horticulture beats.