A vehicle carrying members of a family who were returning after attending a shraddh ceremony of a relative fell down a hill and landed on a stream below a non-asphalted road at Gitadabling village this evening, killing three persons and injuring nine.
Police sources said the accident happened when the vehicle was returning to Samthar village from Nokdara at a place less than 1km short of Gitdabling, around 4pm. Gitdabling is about 30km from here.
"The stretch of the road where the accident took place has no asphalt and is treacherous. The vehicle fell 60ft below the road and landed upside down right in the middle of a stream. There were 15 people in the vehicle, most of them were members of a family from Samthar," said a source.(TT)