1 dead, 5 hurt as car falls into Fagua gorge | Mumbai News – Times of India



PITHORAGARH: A 28-year-old woman died while five others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a 200m deep gorge at Fagua on the Jauljibi-Munsyari road in the late hours of December 31.
“A group of 17 tourists from Lucknow, all employed with a call centre, were en route to Munsyari for New Year celebrations in three vehicles.While the first two vehicles reached the destination safely, the third vehicle fell into the gorge, around 22km from Munsyari,” said Kripal Singh, SHO Munsyari.
“Locals alerted the police around 11pm on Sunday. With their assistance, we rescued the victims. Pratibha Kushwaha, 28, died on the spot, and five others, including the driver, sustained injuries,” he added.
“Prima facie, it appears that the accident occurred due to the sharp curve at Fagua, causing the driver to lose control,” Singh said. The injured were transported to the district hospital in Pithoragarh. Priya, 29, who suffered severe injuries, was referred to a higher medical facility.

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