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Scribe killed, two hurt in avalanche near Manali

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times   Manali, April 03, 2013
First Published: 22:33 IST(3/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:35 IST(3/4/2013)

A Kullu-based ANI reporter was buried alive and two others were injured in an avalanche at Rahla fall, 30 km from here, on the Manali-Rohtang border road on Wednesday.

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The deceased has been identified as Prem Thakur, 28, son of   Sonu Ram of Gharakar village opposite Kullu town.

Mukesh Kumar, machine operator of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), and Karan, cameraman with ANI reporter, were seriously injured in the mishap.

According to the BRO spokesperson, the incident took place when the ANI reporter and his cameraman started taking shots of the snow clearance operation launched by a JCB of BRO around 3.30pm. Suddenly, a major avalanche came down, following which the three fell into a deep gorge.


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