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Truck Accident Kills 15 Pilgrims in Northern India


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A truck carrying Hindu pilgrims has plunged into a gorge in northern India, killing at least 15 people.

Officials say the truck ran off the road in Uttarakhand state Sunday and fell into the deep gorge. They say the passengers were on their way to the town of Gangotri for a Hindu ritual.

India has frequent road accidents due to reckless driving, poor vehicle maintenance and overcrowding.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP.

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