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Doc, scribe among 2 killed en route to Gangotri

Vehicle With 15 Char Dham Pilgrims Falls In Gorge
Uttarkashi: A 45-year-old woman doctor from Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and a 44-year-old journalist with a national daily based in Tamil Nadu died on their way to the Gangotri shrine after the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a 100-metre deep gorge near Kopang Bend area in Uttarkashi. The accident took place late on Sunday night.
The mini-tourist bus had 15 people on board when the accident took place. The victims have been identified as Aurangabad-resident Alka Bote and Tamil Nadu-resident Kartik Madhavan. Their bodies have been sent for autopsy. While Alka was a doctor by profession, Kartik worked as a journalist. He worked in Coimbatore for The Hindu, an English daily.
Among the 13 injured, 10 people are undergoing tratment at a nearby hospital. 
Two critically hurt pilgrims 14-years-old Arnav Mahroti and 46-year-old Vaishali Nair- have been shifted to Dehradun. Another passenger, 43-year-old Aurangabad-resident Venkatesh (who goes by his first name), who escaped the accident with minor injuries, was discharged from the hospital after administering primary treatment.
Devendra Patwal, Uttarkashi disaster management officer, told  "The accident took place at 12:30 am when the vehicle was heading towards Gangotri. Soon after, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and local police launched a rescue operation and rushed all injured pilgrims to the Harsil-based military hospital. The families of the two victims have been informed of the accident."

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