6 Dead As Jeep Falls Into River In Uttarakhand

The jeep was taking back a marriage party from Kharva village in Uttarkashi to Lambgaon Abki village in Tehri district late last night, he added.

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6 Dead As Jeep Falls Into River In Uttarakhand

The driver of the jeep lost control before it veered off into the river (Representational Image)


Uttarkashi:  Six members of a marriage party, including two brothers, were killed and four others injured when their vehicle fell into a river in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district, an official said.

The jeep was taking back a marriage party from Kharva village in Uttarkashi to Lambgaon Abki village in Tehri district late last night, he added.

The driver lost control near Chulikhet and the vehicle fell into a river killing five persons on the spot and leaving as many injured.

One person succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the Uttarkashi district hospital, District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said.

The condition of two of the injured was said to be serious and they were referred to a higher centre, he said.

The deceased included two brothers - Bir Singh (53) and Balbir Singh (42), he said.

Operations continued late in the night to recover the bodies and rescue the injured, he added.


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