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Darjeeling: President Pranab Mukherjee, CM Mamata Banerjee escape unhurt as escort car falls into gorge

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 July 2016, 13:09 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee escaped unhurt after a car in their convoy fell into a gorge in Gorabari, Darjeeling, on 15 July.

While the President and the CM are reportedly safe, six personnel in their convoy were rescued and rushed to the hospital.

President Mukherjee and Mamata Banerjee and were on their way to Bagdogra from Darjeeling when the car reportedly took a steep turn and fell into the gorge.

The West Bengal CM is scheduled to hold a reception for President Mukherjee during his three-day visit to Darjeeling. Banerjee has announced an award for the rescue team which handled operations during the mishap.

First published: 15 July 2016, 13:09 IST
 
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