17 die as truck falls into gorge in India
21 October 2013, 16:12
New Delhi - Police say 17 people returning from a wedding were killed after
the truck they were riding fell into a gorge in northern India.
Another 28 people were injured in the accident late on Sunday near Kaladungi,
a town almost 400km northeast of New Delhi, according to police officer Dinesh
The driver lost control of the vehicle following a brake failure on a
mountainous road in Uttarakhand state, Pant said on Monday. The driver was
among those killed.
The bride and the groom survived as they were in another vehicle, he said.
India has the world's deadliest roads, with more than 110 000 people killed
annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads
and aging vehicles.