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Sixteen people killed in Uttaranchal accident

The cause of the accident was not immediately known, officials said. The truck was apparently carrying a marriage party.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 20:22 IST

Sixteen people were killed and 21 injured when the truck in which they were travelling fell into a gorge near Bhikiasein area of Almora district on Tuesday, police said.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known, officials said. The truck was apparently carrying a marriage party to a nearby village when the accident occurred.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Chief Minister ND Tiwari expressed shock at the accident and announced compensation of Rs one lakh for the next of kin of the dead and Rs 25,000 for the injured.

He asked the district authorities to provide immediate relief to the injured and called for action against the owner of the truck.