Nine killed, eight injured in accident in Almora

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Dehra Dun, Nov 29 (UNI) At least nine people were killed and eight seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge near Panoli in Almora district of Uttarakhand.

The accident occurred around 1730 hrs yesterday when a jeep, heading towards Almora form Pithoragarh with 17 passengers, fell into the 300-metre gorge, a DMMC official said.

Nine passengers died on the spot and eight were rushed to a hospital in a serious condition, the official added.

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