The most painful accidents happened in Champawat where 14 people including five women and two minors were killed and two others seriously injured when the pickup vehicle they were traveling in hit a 500-meter deep gorge from Sukhidhang. fell in.
Dandminar-Reetha Sahib Link Road in the Tanakpur area of the district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of people and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PM’s National Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who died and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
In another accident, a car fell into a 70 meter deep gorge on the Kotdwar-Pauri highway
The second road accident happened on Tuesday in Pauri Garhwal district. Three persons – two women and a man – died on the spot and two others were seriously injured after they fell into a 70-meter deep gorge off the Kotdwara-Pauri highway in Dugadda block near Kotdwar.
In another accident in Rishikesh, two people were killed and several others were injured after a car traveling in a deep gorge off the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway near Brahmpuri village.