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British youth killed as bike falls into gorge in Uttarkashi

21-year-old Victor James Fox had come to visit Gangotri, the famous Himalayan shrine in Garhwal Himalayas.

By: PTI | Uttarkashi | Published: May 14, 2016 11:54 am

british-759A British youth was killed when his motorcycle fell into a deep gorge in the district, a senior police official said on Saturday.

21-year-old Victor James Fox had come to visit Gangotri, the famous Himalayan shrine in Garhwal Himalayas.

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He fell into a 200-metre deep gorge near Nalupani on Rishikesh-Gangotri highway while he was on his way to Gangotri on a bike along with three of his friends on Thursday evening, Uttarkashi SP Dadan Pal Singh said.

His friends reported the matter to Chinyalisaur police station but by the time a rescue team reached the spot, it was too late.

Fox’s body was retrieved after an operation that lasted for hours, the SP said.

The British High Commission was informed about the incident and Fox’s body flown to Delhi, he said.
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