UTTARKASHI, Sep. 16, 2023 (TBINN)

Three women and a 51-year-old man were killed and two people have got injured after their car fell into the Bhagirathi River in Uttarkashi after being hit by a boulder, officials said.

The accident occurred near Laldhang on Gangotri National Highway when the car was on its way to Dwari Village in Bhatwari Area of Uttarkashi District, the disaster control room said.

Reportedly, a boulder falling from the hillside hit the car and the vehicle went tumbling down into the Bhagirathi River flowing several hundred feet below, it said.

Six people were on board the vehicle at the time of accident, the control room said.

Three persons died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries during treatment at a hospital, it said.

The injured including the driver are undergoing treatment at Uttarkashi District Hospital, it said. The deceased were identified as Indra Devi, aged 51 years, Asha Devi, aged 41 years, Durga Devi of 58 years and Karna Lal.

Driver Aditya Singh of 26 years and Ludar Singh were injured in the accident.

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