Ghaziabad students killed while trekking in Uttranchal

February 11th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Two students of city-based institute were killed Wednesday when they fell into a deep gorge while trekking in Uttaranchal during a class trip, a college official said.
“On Tuesday morning a group of 84 students of B.Sc. (Bio-Tech) of Institute of Management Studies (IMS) along with four faculty members went to Dynasty Resort on a class trip. Today (Wednesday) noon, I received a call from Nainital that two students slipped to a deep gorge while they were trekking,” said the IMS Director R.K. Bhardwaj.

The director identified the two students as Kanika and Priyanka. He also said that the weather was bad and a group of students had ventured out without informing the accompanying faculty members.

The IMS is owned by Uttar Pradesh politician and former minister Naresh Agrawal.

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