Dehradun, March 10
Five persons were killed and one person was injured in a road mishap at Barkot in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand today.

According to State Disaster Mitigation and Management authorities, the ill-fated jeep, was carrying a total of 8 devotees when it fell into a river at Krishna Gaon, near Barkot, in Uttarkashi district at around 3.50 pm. While five persons died on the spot, 1 injured was taken to Barkot hospital for treatment. The victims had gone to a temple to celebrate Mahashivratri and were returning back when the mishap took place. The district administration has started relief and rescue operations.

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