At least five people died while two others got injured after the car they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Nainbagh area of Tehri Garhwal district on Tuesday, police said.
A 17-year-old and a one-year-old toddler were among those who died. All the seven were from the same family and come from Lakhamandal area of Dehradun district.
Soon after receiving the report of the incident, the local police, along with the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) personnel and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) reached the spot to carry out the rescue operation.
While the five of seven died on the spot, the two injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment from where they were airlifted to AIIMS, Rishikesh.