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Fatal Uttarakhand Tempo Traveler Accident Claims 14 Lives

Uttarakhand

Fourteen people lost their lives and 12 others sustained injuries on Saturday morning when a tempo traveler plunged into the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district, according to a statement from a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) official.

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The incident occurred around 11:30 pm near Rudraprayag city, as the vehicle, en route from Delhi to Chopta, reportedly lost control on a blind turn, falling 200 meters from the highway. Ten individuals died at the scene, while four others succumbed either en route to the hospital or during treatment.

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Following the tragedy, SDRF and district rescue teams promptly initiated relief and rescue operations at the site. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed deep concern over the accident, ordering a thorough investigation and warning of strict action against any officials found negligent in their duties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced financial assistance, offering Rs 2 lakh to the families of each deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Expressing sorrow over the incident, the PMO shared condolences, calling the road accident in Rudraprayag “heartbreaking.”

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