Two Dead, 10 Injured As Cab Falls Into Gorge In Uttarakhand

The taxi fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge near Bailgaon in Tehri district, killing the driver and a woman passenger on the spot.

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Two Dead, 10 Injured As Cab Falls Into Gorge In Uttarakhand

12 people were in the taxi which was on its way to Chamba from Chjinyalisaur in Uttarkashi district.


New Tehri, Uttarakhand: 

Two persons, including a woman, were killed and 10 injured when a cab fell into a gorge on the Rishikesh-Gangotri national highway in New Tehri today, police said.

The cab, carrying 12 people, was on its way to Chamba from Chjinyalisaur in Uttarkashi district. It fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge near Bailgaon in Tehri district, killing the driver and a woman passenger on the spot, SSP Yogendra Singh Rawat said. 

The deceased have been identified as 53-year-old Ram Singh Rana, who was driving the vehicle, and 40-year-old Leela Devi who hailed from Chinyalisaur, he said.

The injured were rushed to Baurari hospital, from where five were referred to AIIMS, Rishikesh, the police official said.



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