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Two killed, 3 missing as car falls into Alaknanda

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 18:45

Gopeshwar : Two pilgrims from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh were on Wednesday killed and six others injured when a car fell into Alaknanda river at Pipalkoti area of Chamoli district, police said.

The incident occurred when the car, carrying 11 people, was returning from Badrinath shrine, they said, adding that three persons are still missing and a search and rescue operation is on to find them.

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital in Chamoli, where their condition is stated to be stable.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

This is the second such mishap in as many days. Four persons were feared drowned and six injured when a mini bus carrying 21 pilgrims fell into Alaknanda river in Chamoli district on Tuesday.


First Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 18:45

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