13 killed, 2 inured as utility car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand’s Chakrata

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A utility car carrying 15 passengers fell right into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand’s Chakrata city on Sunday, killing 13 individuals on the spot and leaving two injured, police stated.

The utility car met with the accident near Bayala village on approach to Vikasnagar from Tyuni, they stated. The driver misplaced management over the car and it fell right into a deep gorge, killing 13 individuals on the spot.

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A State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) workforce retrieved the our bodies, the police stated, including that the 2 injured individuals had been admitted to a close-by hospital.

Wreckage of the car that fell right into a deep gorge on the Byla village, Chakrata in Dehradun district, Sunday, Oct 31, 2021. (PTI Photo)

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They stated the precise purpose behind the accident is but to be ascertained however overloading could possibly be a trigger.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed grief over the accident and stated all potential assist can be supplied by the state authorities to the subsequent of kin of the deceased and for the therapy of the injured.

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Ordering a magisterial probe into the accident, Dhami requested the state roadways division to make sure that autos cease the apply of overloading. He additionally suggested passengers to not travel in overloaded autos.

After receiving details about the accident, Leader of Opposition within the state meeting and Chakrata MLA Pritam Singh additionally reached the accident web site to take inventory of the state of affairs.

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