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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

13 Russians killed, one missing as vehicle plunges into Bhagirathi

Dehradun - 13-member Russian group were killed and one went missing when a vehicle carrying them plunged into the Bhagirathi near Harsil in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday afternoon.
The other 10 members of the group and the driver have been admitted to a Dehardun hospital.
Superintendent of Police Jagat Ram Joshi said the search for the missing person was halted for the night and would resume on Wednesday. The high water level in the river was impeding the search.
He said the group was on its way from the Gangotri temple to Uttarkashi when the vehicle fell off the road, hit a tree and fell into the river.
“The road was in a good condition. It seems the driver was trying to overtake another vehicle when the accident occurred. There can be no other cause for the accident as the road had no turns and was in a good condition,” he said.
The police, the Army and the State Disaster Response Force carried out the rescue operations.

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