Vehicle Carrying 12 Plunges into Deep Gorge; Rescue Ops Underway
CHAMOLI: As many as 12 including 2 women died after an SUV fell into a deep gorge about 700 meters deep from the road village Palla Jakhol on Dumak road. According to officials, the vehicle was going from Joshimath toward Kimana in the Chamoli district.
“Upon receiving an alert, our team from Joshimath post was rushed to the spot. The car, which is said to be Tata Sumo, was carrying 12-13 people. The vehicle couldn’t be seen from the road. Our team is going down,” Lalita Negi, the SDRF media in charge, said.
Police teams and emergency forces have been engaged for the rescue operation. An official said that another team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is also being sent from Post Pandukeshwar.
As per the preliminary investigation, the people sitting in the front row are said to have jumped for their lives.
Further details into the accident are awaited. This is the third such accident in the past three days.