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Car falls into deep gorge in Sikkim, 6 killed including 5 members of same family from Maharashtra

Gangtok, May 29 (Agency)

Five members of a family from Maharashtra and their driver were killed when a car fell into a deep gorge in North Sikkim. The police gave this information on Sunday. Police said the accident took place around 8 pm on Saturday at Kedung Bhir, 13 km from the popular tourist destination Lachung. He said that the family, who came to Sikkim for a holiday, was going from the capital Gangtok to Lachung. He said the vehicle slid off the road and fell into a deep gorge hundreds of feet below. The deceased have been identified as Suresh Punamiya, Tural Punamiya, Hiral Punamiya, Devanshi Punamiya, Jayan Parimar and their driver Somi Vishwakarma, police said. He said the police recovered the bodies on Sunday with the help of the army and local people. The investigation of the matter has been started.

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