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Seven killed as jeep falls into deep gorge in Uttarakhand

According to official sources, the jeep carrying a marriage party was on its way from Birkada Gairad village to Ghingrani village. There were 9 passengers, including the driver.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2016 19:42 IST
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Uttarakhand

Six people were killed and six others reported missing, when a jeep in which they were travelling fell into a 400 metre-deep gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, some 500 kms from the state capital, on Monday. (Hindustan Times file photo)

Seven people were killed and two others seriously injured, when the jeep in which they were travelling fell into a 400 metre-deep gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, some 500 kms from state capital on Monday.

Official sources said the jeep carrying a marriage party was in its way from Birkada Gairad village to Ghingrani village. There were 9 passengers, including the driver.

Sources said the driver lost control of the vehicle around 7 kms from where they started, and it rolled down into the gorge.

Seven people died on the spot, while two remaining passengers, including a 22-year-old male, were injured seriously, the Disaster Management and Mitigation Centre said.

Chief Minister Harish Rawat expressed grief at the accident and instructed officials to take care of the injured.

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