Vehicle in Prez’s convoy rolls down deep gorge, 6 injured

DARJEELING : An SUV in President Pranab Mukherjee’s motorcade skidded off a hilly road and went down a 100-feet gorge near here today, injuring six people including an IB officer.
The President, who was on his way to Bagdogra to catch a flight to Delhi after a four-day trip to the region, “is safe” and the convoy was halted at a secured location, his Press Secretary Venu Rajamony said.
Because of low visibility due to rains and fog, the SUV, Mahindra Scorpio, which was third car in the convoy carrying Security Liaison Officer of the Intelligence Bureau and local police officials, skidded off the road and rolled down the deep gorge before getting stuck in trees near Sonada, 30 kms from here.
The accident happened while the vehicle was negotiating a bend, ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma said, adding all the six s