Shimla: Lal Chand died on the spot after the earth mover toppled near Bran village in Manikaran valley on Sunday evening, Kullu SP Gaurav Singh said.
A 34-year-old earth mover operator was killed when the vehicle overturned while removing snow in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district, police said .
Lal Chand died on the spot after the earth mover toppled near Bran village in Manikaran valley on Kullu SP Gaurav Singh said.
With this, the death toll of snow-related mishaps has risen to four in the state since widespread snowfall last Wednesday. Earlier, three persons had died in Shimla district.
Besides, two elderly persons – Mahipal and Kanchowk – died after slipping on snow-covered roads in various parts of Shimla city on Sunday and Friday, respectively. Also, a number of people have suffered injuries after falling on slippery roads since Wednesday and have been treated at IGMC and Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospitals.
Meanwhile, PWD officials said that 359 roads in the state continue to remain blocked due to snow or adverse weather, including three national highways. Most of the closed roads lie in the Shimla zone, including 129 in the Rampur circle, 75 in the Rohru circle, and 24 in the Shimla circle. 30 roads are closed in the Dalhousie circle in Kangra PWD zone. 111 of these roads are expected to open after Tuesday, said officials, adding that 332 machines have been deployed in the road and snow-clearing operations.