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Mishap kills 6 in Champawat


DEHRADUN, 27 Jan (IANS): At least six persons were killed and a dozen injured when a funeral vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Champawat district on Sunday.
The accident occurred when the vehicle was en route to a cremation ghat, said Dhirendra Gunjyal, Superintendent of Police (SP) Champawat.
Gunjyal said he was supervising the rescue operation in the area and all the 12 injured persons had been rushed to nearby hospitals.
“We are trying to retrieve all the six bodies,” Gunjyal said.
He, however, did not rule out the possibility of more casualties saying a search was on for more bodies.
Chief Minister TS Rawat has expressed grief at the deaths and instructed officials to provide the necessary support and relief.