2 tourists killed in Himachal

Shimla, June 9: Two tourists from Punjab's Jalandhar town were killed when a tree fell on their tent at a resort in Himachal Pradesh's Narkanda town on Thursday, police said.

A third person was injured. The tourists were staying in a Nature Camp run by the Himachal Pradesh Forest Development Corp Ltd.


Ashok Sidhu, 45, and Rajesh Kumar, 36, died on the spot while Gagan Kumar, 32, was admitted to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla.

The camping site is located at an altitude of 8,500 feet and some 65 km from here. The tourists were sleeping when a tree got dislodged due to rains. All three belonged to Jalandhar, a police official said.


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