05:10 GMT04 December 2020
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    On 14 November, five people died and seven were injured in a similar incident on the Pune – Bangalore highway. The accident took place because the driver nodded off and the minibus fell into a 50-foot gorge.

    Seven people have been killed and one injured as a result of a roadway accident. The vehicle they were travelling in plunged into the Suketi Khad stream near the Pullghrat area in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh at 3 a.m. on Monday.

    According to the local police, six people died on the spot, while one succumbed to their injuries after being taken to a local government hospital.

    Indian Prime Minister Modi expressed his grief at the news of the incident and extended his condolences to the bereaved families.

    ​PM Modi tweeted, "Deeply saddened due to the road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi. The government is carrying out relief operations. I extend my deep condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured".

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