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Tourist from Calcutta among two killed as taxi falls into river in Sikkim

A family of five from Calcutta was travelling from Siliguri to Gangtok when the vehicle plunged into the Rani river at Sang Khola

PTI Gangtok Published 18.05.24, 03:15 PM
Rescue operation underway after a taxi with tourists fell into a river near Singtam

Rescue operation underway after a taxi with tourists fell into a river near Singtam PTI

Two persons were killed as a taxi with tourists fell into a river near Singtam in Sikkim on Saturday morning, police said.

A family of five from Calcutta was travelling from Siliguri to Gangtok when the vehicle plunged into the Rani river at Sang Khola, they said.

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The taxi driver and a member of the family were killed in the accident. While the driver is yet to be identified, the other deceased is 72-year-old Rabindra Nath Paul.

The injured persons were first taken to the nearby district hospital in Singtam, which sent them to the Central Referral Hospital in Gangtok.

They were identified as Tapas Paul (33), Krishna Paul (36), Mira Paul (60) and a four-year-old girl. The bodies of the deceased were kept at the mortuary of the district hospital in Singtam.

Police said the cause of the accident was being investigated.

Efforts are also underway to bring out the vehicle from the river, they said.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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