Three persons washed away and one was injured when a vehicle plunged down in inspected Sutjej River last evening, a district administration spokesperson informed.
A pick-up vehicle fell into Sutlej on Jani Sampark Marg under the Nichar sub-division of Kinnaur district last evening. Administeration said that out of four people who were seated in the vehicle only one injured was and survived and the rest three washed along with the vehicle, in the strong current of inspected Sutlej River none of them were traced out.
Victims include three women identified as Champa Devi wife of Jeevan Singh, Anita Devi wife of Ranbir Singh, and Jeevan Singh (driver). One victim identified as Rajkumari wife of Purshottam was injured in the mishap and is admitted to JSW Hospital at Sholtu in Kinnuar district for medical treatment.
A police rescue team from Police Station Tapri rushed to the spot and tried to trace out missing victims but they could save an injured woman who fell out of the ill-fated vehicle in the mid of the hill.
Relief and rescue operations will continue.