Uttarakhand tragedy: Heartbreaking accident claims 6 lives, 2 from Bengaluru among victims
A taxi accident in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district claimed six lives, including Adi Kailasa pilgrims. The incident occurred on the Dharchula-Lipulekh road, attributed to challenging terrain and darkness. Search and rescue efforts are set to resume in the morning. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conveyed condolences, with the State Disaster Response Force involved in the search.
Six individuals are feared dead in a tragic incident where a taxi skidded off the road and plunged into the Kali River near Lakhanpur on the Dharchula-Lipulekh road in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening.
The victims were identified as pilgrims returning from Adi Kailasa, as stated by Superintendent of Police, Pithoragarh, Lokeshwar Singh. The treacherous combination of darkness and challenging terrain likely contributed to the accident.
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Authorities have planned to initiate a search and rescue operation to recover the bodies. However, due to the arrival of nightfall, the operation had to be suspended temporarily and is scheduled to resume in the morning.
Pithoragarh Superintendent of Police Lokeshwar Singh provided details about the incident, highlighting that it unfolded on the Dharchula-Lipulekh road. The victims came from various locations, with two originating from Bengaluru and others from Telangana and Uttarakhand.
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed deep condolences for this tragic accident. The search for the missing occupants of the vehicle has been carried out by a team from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
As the evening set in, the rescue operation had to be halted but is expected to resume with the morning light.