Keylong: Five persons were killed when their car rolled down into a gorge near Stiringri, near Keylong of Lahaul and Spiti district, late last night.

The vehicle was on its way from Jispa to Gondla via Keylong and accident happened when driver of the ill fated vehicle failed to negotiate a sharp curve and rolled down about 300 mts.

The bodies of the deceased were recovered with the help of locals and have been identified as a retired DSP Prem Chand Thakur, Chhering Angroop (65), Chhaten (70), Shivang (30) and Sonam Shering (13). The bodies have sent for post-mortem.

Lahaul and Spiti Deputy Commissioner Hans Raj Chauhan was also present at the spot to supervise the rescue operations. An immediate relief of Rs 10,000 has been given to the next of kin of each victim.