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Posted at: Feb 13, 2018, 12:24 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2018, 12:24 AM (IST)

Six of marriage party killed as jeep skids into river

Uttarkashi, February 12

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

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

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

One person succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at 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). Operations continued late in the night to recover the bodies and rescue the injured, he added. — PTI


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