16 killed as jeep falls into gorge in U'khand

Uttarkashi: Sixteen people were killed when the jeep they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Sankri in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district.

The vehicle slipped off the Mori-Jakholi road, which had become slippery after snowfall and fell into a deep gorge killing six of its occupants on the spot, Purola sub-divisional magistrate Rajkumar Pandey said.

The injured, who were admitted at a nearby hospital, later succumbed to their injuries during the treatment, Pandey added.