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Uttarakhand: 6 killed, 12 injured as funeral vehicle falls into deep gorge in Champawat

The accident occurred when the vehicle was en route to a ghat cremation ground, said Dhirendra Gunjyal, Superintendent of Police (SP) Champawat.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 27, 2019 16:46 IST
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Six persons have been killed and a dozen injured after a funeral vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Champawat district on Sunday. 

According to Police, the accident happened when the vehicle was en route to a ghat cremation ground.

A police official said he was supervising the rescue operation in the area and all the 12 injured persons have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

"We are trying to retrieve all these six bodies," Gunjyal said. 

He, however, did not rule out the possibility of more casualties saying a search was on for more bodies.

(With IANS inputs)

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