13 killed in mishaps

Thirteen persons were killed in different mishaps in Uttarakhand on Thursday.

Five members of a family were killed when their house at Gochar in Chamoli district was buried under landslide debris around 1-30 a.m. The tragedy came to light in the morning after three survivors managed to get out of the debris and informed the neighbours.

Three Kanwarias were washed away while taking a bath in the Ganga at Rishikesh. Police divers have been pressed into service to recover the bodies, sources said. In another tragic case, five members of a family died and three were taken ill after eating vegetables in Darmola of Rudraprayag on Wednesday.

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