12 killed as jeep falls into gorge in Uttarakhand
Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: January 29, 2013 19:58 IST
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.
Story First Published: January 29, 2013 19:53 IST