Road link restored to Sangla valley



Shimla (Oct 16): The road linking Sangla Valley with Recong-Peo of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, that remained disrupted as massive landslides came over the road at on Thursday near a place named Kupaa, was restored for vehicular traffic this noon.

Kinnaur deputy commissioner Mamata Chaudhary told HimVani over phone that the landslides were cleared by officials and machinery of the district administration, giving respite to tourists, locals and dozens of apple-laden trucks that got stranded on the road for three days.

Meanwhile, five workers of Jai Prakesh Company who drowned in Satluj river yesterday could not be fished out as no diver could venture into the river, the deputy commissioner said. The deceased yet to recovered from the river were identified as Om Prakesh Goel (22) hailed to Chhatisgarh; Bara Atadaa (29), Kali Soren (21) driver, Amar Patra (55), all from Jharkhand; and Abdulla Mohammad( 40) of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

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