One-yr-old among 5 dead after car plunges into 300 m deep gorge near Mussoorie.
Five people were killed and two others were injured after the car they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Nainbagh area of Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district, about 40 km from Mussoorie, on Tuesday early morning, said a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) official.
The dead included a one-year-old toddler and a 17-year-old, the official added.
“The accident happened on Nainbagh-Vikasnagar road in Tehri Garhwal at around 7.30 am. The local police received information about it at around 8 am and reached the spot soon with SDRF personnel. There were seven people in the car out of which five died on the spot,” said Vijay Uniyal, SDRF spokesperson.
All the seven were from the same family and hailed from Lakhamandal area of Dehradun district.
Rescue workers at the accident spot.
“So far in the initial investigation it seems that they were travelling from Dehradun to Lakhamandal which is about 100 km away from Dehradun. It appears that the driver lost control of the car which then plunged into a 300m gorge near Yamuna river from Silasu bridge. The rescue team recovered the bodies from the accident spot and also rushed the two injured to a nearby hospital for treatment from where they were airlifted to Jolly Grant hospital in Dehradun,” said Uniyal.
This is the second incident in three days in the state causing major loss of lives. On Sunday, eight people died while five were injured along with one missing, after their vehicle fell into a 500m gorge in Chamoli district.