Published On: Sun, Jul 24th, 2016

2 Jawans dead after Army truck falls in gorge near Mana

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Two Army jawans were killed while one was injured and another missing when the Army truck they were returning from Ghastoli fell into a deep gorge near Mana village near the China border in Chamoli district yesterday. The accident took place after the driver of the truck lost control over it and it fell in a deep gorge. The services of a helicopter was called for but was not available due to an inclement weather. However, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) team working tirelessly was able to open the road near Badrinath so that injured could be brought to a hospital in Joshimath. Meanwhile, a search was on for the missing jawan. Chamoli SP Priti Priyadarshini said the truck was returning from Ghastoli towards Mana village in Chamoli district when it met with the accident.

She said the Chamoli District Magistrate had directed use of a helicopter to rescue the injured and rush him to hospital but the helicopter did not reach there due to the inclement weather. Meanwhile, the BRO team is working to open the road at Lambagad and only after that the injured would be taken to hospital, said the SP.

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