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Man loses control of car while filming his journey in Uttarakhand, dies

The man, who was travelling with two friends, lost control of his car while trying to film the journey at the same time as driving. The car fell into a deep gorge, killing him and severely injuring the other two men.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2018 15:45 IST
Press Trust of India, Nainital
Uttarakhand,Nainital,Deepu Kunwar
Deepu Kunwar was engrossed in making a video while driving on Uttarakhand’s hill roads. He lost control and the car rolled off the road and fell into a ditch, killing him.(Representative Image)

Trying to film his journey while at the wheel proved fatal for a 28-year-old man, whose car fell into a deep gorge when he lost control while negotiating the sharp bends of Uttarakhand’s hill roads, police said.

His two friends were severely injured in the accident that took place on Monday, they said.

The heart-rending accident can be seen in the video found in a mobile phone recovered from the spot. The trio can be heard yelling “ohhh... we are going to die” as the driver loses control and the car falls into the gorge.

Deepu Kunwar (28), who was driving the car, was killed in the accident while his friends - 25-year-old Deepu and Sanju Singh (22) - were severely injured, Nainital Station House Officer (SHO) Vipin Chandra said on Thursday.

As Kunwar was engrossed in making the video, the car rolled off the road and fell into a ditch, killing him.

The accident occurred on Monday when the three friends were going from Nainital to Kaladhungi, Chandra said.

The cause of the accident could be ascertained only on Wednesday after the video was found in a mobile phone recovered from the spot, the officer said.

First Published: Jul 26, 2018 15:43 IST