All 14 persons travelling in a jeep were killed when the vehicle skidded off the hill road and fell into a ravine near Rati village in tehsil Dharchula of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand on Wednesday morning.

Expressing shock, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna urged people not to travel in overloaded vehicles.

He ordered the District Magistrate to institute a magisterial inquiry into the incident and immediately pay relief to the next of kin of those killed.