Road accident kills 3 policemen in Una, Himachal Pradesh

Representative ImageThe police personnel were posted at the 4th Indian Reserve Battalion at Jangalberi in Hamirpur district, HP.

The three policemen were on their way to Ashapuri when they were hit by an unknown vehicle

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Una, Himachal Pradesh: Three Himachal Pradesh policemen were killed in a road accident in Una, Himachal Pradesh when their motorcycle was hit by vehicle, late Wednesday according to the District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC).

The accident took place near Ashapuri in Gagret town, Una district. According to Una Superintendent of Police (SP) Arjit Sen Thakur, two out of the three policemen died on the spot while the third succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.

The deceased, Manoj Kumar (23), Shubham Kumar (24) and Vishal Kumar (24) belonged to the fourth Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Una and had joined their posting merely two days ago.

“There was a loud explosion at a distance of 150 meters from the Puri Petrol Pump. People rushed to the spot and saw that two men were dead, while one was struggling for life”, said SP Arijit Sen. The policemen were in dressed in civilian clothes and and were identified from the ID cards found on them.

The vehicle which collied with the deceased’s motorcycle has not been identified as yet. Police investigation has begun to trace the vehicle involved in the accident.

According to police sources, a truck driver has been detained at Nadaun in Hamirpur.