French paraglider killed in mishap in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) A French paraglider was killed on Saturday in an accident in the world famous paragliding site Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, police said.

The victim, Cheval Republique, was killed when his glider crashed into a tree. He was solo while flying.

He was rushed to Vivekananda Medical Research Hospital in Palampur town, where he was declared dead.

The French Embassy in New Delhi has been informed, said a police official.

This was the fourth accident of this kind in the last three years.

–IANS
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