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Uttrakhand : 10 Dead As Tempo Traveller With 23 People Falls Into Gorge near Raitoli

June 15, 2024 07:27 PM
Uttrakhand : 10 Dead As Tempo Traveller With 23 People Falls Into Gorge near Raitoli

Punjab Newsline, New Delhi, June 15-
At least 10 people were killed after a tempo traveller carrying 23 passengers fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand on Saturday, officials said.The accident took place on the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway near Raitoli in the Rudraprayag district.
The minibus fell into the Alaknanda River and teams of the State Disaster Response Force and police are currently engaged in rescue operations, officials said.Ten tourists were killed and 13 injured when a tempo traveller skidded off the road and fell into Alaknanda river on Badrinath national highway in Uttarakhand here on Saturday, officials said.
Garhwal Inspector General of Police KS Nagnyal said that the victims of the accident were tourists on the way to visit Chopta. Nagnyal said 26 people were in the vehicle and most of them were residents of Delhi. Ten people died in the accident, the IG said.
On Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami's instructions, seven persons seriously injured in the accident have been admitted to AIIMS, Rishikesh through heli-ambulance, while six others are being treated at Rudraprayag district hospital, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the accident and termed it "heartbreaking".
In a post on X, the Prime Minister's Office said, “The road accident in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand is heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones. Along with this, I wish speedy recovery of all the injured. Under the supervision of the state government, the local administration is engaged in providing all possible help to the victims."
President Droupadi Murmu condoled the loss of lives in the accident and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.In a post on X, Murmu said, "The news of the death of several people in a road accident in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand is sad. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured."

Union Home Minister Amir Shah reacted to the accident. “Received the sad news of the road accident in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand. My condolences are with the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. The local administration and SDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue work and all possible help is being provided to the injured. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Amit Shah wrote on X.

 
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