Uttarakhand news: 10 people died after vehicle falls into deep gorge near Badrinath Highway in Rudraprayag

A tempo traveller carrying 17 people fall into a deep gorge near Badrinath Highway in Rudraprayag on Saturday. Nearly ten people have died, death toll is likely to increase, said SDRF official

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Updated15 Jun 2024, 02:57 PM IST
A tempo traveller carrying nearly 17 people fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand
A tempo traveller carrying nearly 17 people fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand(ANI/X)

Uttarakhand News: Nearly ten people died after a Tempo Traveller carrying around 17 passengers fell into a deep gorge near Badrinath Highway in Rudraparayag on Saturday, reported ANI. Soon after the accident, State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) officials and police personnel reached the spot and began a rescue operation. Two people injured in the accident have been sent to the hospital. Meanwhile, other passengers are being rescued.

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The death toll is likely to increase as some of the passengers who have been rescued are in critical condition, SDRF commandant Manikant Mishra told Hindustan Times.

“The death toll in the accident in which a tempo traveller fell into a deep gorge near Rudraprayag has now risen to 10. Four seriously injured have been referred to a higher centre while 9 other injured are in the hospital where they are undergoing treatment,” Uttrakhand Police IG (Garhwal range) told ANI.

The news agency shared a video from the accident spot on social media. The video was provided by the SDRF. Further details about the accidents are awaited.

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Injured passengers being airlifted to AIIMS : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dham expressed condolences over the death of passengers in the accident near Badrinath Highway and ordered a probe into the incident.

In a post on X, Uttarakhand CM updated that local administration and SDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations and the injured passengers have been sent to nearest medical care treatment.

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“Very sad news was received about a tempo traveller accident in Rudraprayag district. The local administration and SDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue operations. The injured have been sent to the nearest medical centre for treatment. The district magistrate has been ordered to investigate the incident," read the X post shared by Uttarakhand CM.

The Uttarakhand CM also added that the injured passengers have been airlifted to AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh for better treatment.

“I pray to God to grant the souls of the departed a place in his feet and provide strength to the bereaved family to bear this immense pain. I pray to Baba Kedar for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Pushkar Singh Dhami wrote on X.

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First Published:15 Jun 2024, 02:57 PM IST
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