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586 killed in Himachal road accidents this year

More than 580 people have died in over 1,600 incidents of road accidents this year in Himachal Pradesh, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said. State capital Shimla recorded the highest number of deaths.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 30, 2012 14:27 IST

More than 580 people have died in over 1,600 incidents of road accidents this year in Himachal Pradesh, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said. State capital Shimla recorded the highest number of deaths.


"As many as 586 people have lost their lives in the state from January 1 to July 31 in 1,669 accidents," Dhumal said in the state assembly on Wednesday.

He said that 1,072 people died in the state in 3,099 accidents that occurred last year.

"The maximum number of deaths in accidents last year was reported in Shimla district followed by Chamba and Kangra districts. Till July this year, Shimla district recorded the maximum number of deaths," he said.

According to the reply, cars and jeeps were involved in the maximum number of accidents followed by two-wheelers and the trucks.