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Five members of a family were killed in a major accident when the car they were travelling in fell into a gorge of 250 meters depth in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Monday evening.

The deceased included three men and two women. The five members of a family were residents of Kunjasudhar village in Karnprayag area. They were reportedly returning from Diwali shopping when the accident took place.

The deceased were identified as Sohan Singh (48), Surendra Singh (72), Nandan Singh (75), Hema Devi (34) and Bindu Devi (35). According to police five of them went for shopping to Karnprayag market.

When they did not return till evening, other family members went in search for the deceased and found them lying in a deep gorge nearly 500 meters from their village.

Immediately the police were informed who arrived at the spot along with the State Disaster Response Forces (SDRF). Three bodies were removed from the debris and sent to a nearby hospital for post mortem.

 

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