Nine BJP supporters killed in landslide

Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand): Nine BJP supporters were killed and two injured when their jeep fell into a gorge after being hit by a landslide in Rangaon village, police said on Tuesday.

The accident took place yesterday when 11 people were going for an election-related programme in Didihat in the district, Deputy Superintendent of Police Amit Srivastava said.

He said a big stone rolling from the hillocks during a landslide hit the jeep passing through the village following which it fell into the gorge. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.