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12 killed as jeep falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand:  Twelve persons were killed and four others were injured on Tuesday when the jeep they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Sankri in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district.

The vehicle slipped off the Mori-Jakholi road, which had become slippery after snowfall and fell into a deep gorge killing six persons on the spot, Purola sub-divisional magistrate Rajkumar Pandey said.

Among the injured admitted at a nearby hospital, six of them succumbed to their injuries, Pandey said.

The remaining injured are still undergoing treatment at the hospital, he said.

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