Five tourists from West Bengal died while ten persons were injured when the Tempo Traveller they were travelling in crashed into another vehicle and fell off the road down the mountainside in Bageshwar district on Wednesday. The police reached the site of the mishap and began the rescue operation with the help of locals.
According to officials, the tourists were going towards Munsyari after visiting Bageshwar when the accident took place near Farsali some distance from Kapkot. There were 12 people in the vehicle, out of which five people died on the spot, while seven were injured. Three persons in the other vehicle were also reportedly injured in the mishap. The injured persons were rescued and sent to the hospital by ambulance. The tourists who died in the accident include two men and three women. All the tourists in the group are said to be from Kolkata. Two of the injured reported to be in a serious condition have been taken to the district hospital while the other injured have been admitted in the community health centre at Kapkot.