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Uttarakhand: 5 people dead, 3 injured after vehicle falls into gorge in Tehri Garhwal

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Thursday, Five people were killed and three injured after the vehicle they were travelling fell into a deep gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand, officials said. The accident occurred around 2:45 pm near Pokhar on Ghansali-Dhuttu road in Bhilangana block of the district.

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The deceased have been identified as Pratap Singh, 44, Lakshmi Prasad, 65, Gunananda, 65, Hema Devi 50 and Biharilal, 65. Driver of the vehicle Bachan Singh, along with Rajendra Singh and Vijay Ram sustained injuries and were taken to a primary health centre in Pilkhi, Mann said.

There were a total of eight people traveling in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The bodies were retrieved by police and SDRF personnel with the help of locals, the SHO said.

SDRF media cell in charge, Lalita Negi said, “SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) team rushed to the spot and rescued the injured and recovered the bodies of the deceased from the gorge. The injured have been rushed to the government hospital at Pilkhi”.

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