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7 killed in Uttaranchal road mishap

The accident occurred at Zero Point near Ghansali when the bus going from Tilwara to Rishikesh suddenly skidded off the road.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 18:27 IST

Seven people were killed and 41 injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Tehri district on Saturday, police said.

The accident occurred at Zero Point near Ghansali in Tehri district when the bus going from Tilwara to Rishikesh suddenly skidded off the road and rolled into the gorge, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Tehri) DU Juyal said.

While five people died instantly, two succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital. A woman was among the dead, he said.

First Published: May 06, 2006 18:27 IST