Published On: Thu, Feb 25th, 2016

2 dead, 3 injured in car accident in Chamoli

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Car falls in gorge in Chamoli

Two women died and three others were reported injured as a car fell into a 100-metre-deep gorge barely three-km before Joshimath in Chamoli district. The injured have been rushed to Community Health Centre at Joshimath where their condition is said to be stable.

Four women took a lift in a car driven by Govindghat resident Rajneesh Chauhan (32) who was on way to Joshimath on Thursday morning. According to police, around 10 am, Chauhan lost control of the car at Zero Bend and the car fell into the deep gorge.

With the help of locals, the police team started the rescue operation. While 65-year-old Gaura Devi died on the spot, Anita Devi (36) expired on way to the hospital. The three others seated in the case Chauhan, Rajni Sharma (47) and Lekha Nawani (43) were brought out alive.

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