Dikchu, 23 Dec:
One person was killed and seven others injured in a road mishap at at Lower Samdong near Jurassic Park on the Dikchu-Singtam road.
The deceased, 67-year-old Gopal Chettri, the owner-driver of the vehicle [a Mahindra Maxx SK-03P-1371], was killed on the spot when the vehicle plunged about 200 feet off the road, it is informed.
The accident occurred at around 4:30 pm when the vehicle was plying towards Dikchu from Lower Samdong.
Upon learning about the accident, residents from Lower Samdong and Lower Kambal rushed to the spot and evacuated the survivors.
The injured have been referred to Gangtok after receiving first aid at Dikchu PHC while the body of the deceased has been sent for post mortem.