Three persons were killed and as many injured after a car they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag, police said on Saturday.
The accident occurred near Talla Mahad village on the Rudraprayag-Chaupada road late on Friday.
According to information available, Uttar Pradesh resident Shivam Chowdhary (22) was working as a contractor on a project there. After wrapping up work on Friday, he was driving to his location when some youths asked for a lift.
The driver of the vehicle, while negotiating a steep turn a little distance from the village, lost control and the vehicle fell into a gorge.
The deceased have been identified as Chowdhary, Saurabh Prasad (22) and Vimal Prasad (20). The injured have been admitted to a medical facility and have been identified as Anshul Negi (28), Ashish (17) and Aman Prasad (16).
The bodies were pulled out by a rescue team and have been sent for post-mortem.
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