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Dehradun: Six school teachers die as SUV falls into gorge

The Vehicle, A Bolero, Met With The Accident Near Chitai Temple About 10 Km From Almora, Superintendent Of Police P Renuka Devi Told PTI On Phone.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Dec 2017, 11:23:37 PM
Dehradun: Six school teachers die as SUV falls into gorge (Representational Image)


Six teachers of a rural school were killed and five others injured on Thursday when their vehicle plunged into a gorge in the Almora district.

The vehicle, a Bolero, met with the accident near Chitai temple about 10 km from Almora, Superintendent of Police P Renuka Devi told PTI on phone.

The incident occurred at around 9 am and the vehicle was ferrying eleven persons, mostly teachers, to a rural school.

Three teachers died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries at a hospital, Devi said. Five injured were rushed to the Almora base hospital from where some were referred to a higher centre in Haldwani, she said.

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The teachers had apparently hired the vehicle to drop them at their school, the SP said.

It is not yet certain what led to the accident, she added.

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First Published : 07 Dec 2017, 11:15:54 PM

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