Deputy Commissioner Kullu Yunus Khan told The Indian Express that while 74 persons were airlifted pn Thursday, another 350 were rescued through road by using Rohtan tunnel and seven were rescued by the Mountaineering Institute team, he said.
A police team led by Jubbal Station House Officer and Swara police post in-charge reached the site shortly after getting information about the accident. The team rescued three injured people and sent them to Rohru hospital but they died, Jamwal added.
After BJP MLA (Nurpur) Rakesh Pathania raised this issue in the House, under Rule 63, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that earlier governments had also sent a proposal to the Centre, suggesting the setting up of a circuit bench at Dharamshala.
CM Thakur will have detailed discussions with Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Uttrakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, for a consensus on how best to deal with illegal peddlers.
Already coping-up with hostile climatic conditions, the apple producers in Himachal Pradesh, suffered a fresh blow in the lean crop season due to truckers strike, called by the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on July 20, adversely affected the transportation of fruits.