19 injured in road accident in Hamirpur : Spokesperson

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Nineteen people were injured when a private vehicle carrying people for a religious function overturned near Khairi village of Sujanpur area of the district on Wednesday.

Ten of them with serious injuries have been brought to Hamirpur Medical College hospital for treatment, said an official spokesman.

He said the driver of the jeep could not take control over the vehicle and it rolled down near a curb leading to the accident.

A team of the local administration led by SDM, Sujanpur and police reached the spot and brought the injured to Sujanpur Hospital for treatment.

Six of them were sent to their homes after first aid and the rest were under treatment at Sujanpur and Hamirpur hospitals respectively.

Sujanpur police have registered a case and further investigation is on.

Deputy Commissioner, Hem Raj Bairwa said the local administration had provided immediate financial help to the affected people as per the relief manual.

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