3 Of Family Killed in Highway Mishap

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BANIHAL — Four persons including three members of a family were killed and two others critically injured on Saturday after their SUV skidded off the road and plunged into a 500-ft-deep gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The accident occurred near Binjoni area of Senabati when the SUV occupants were returning from Sharvadhar Yatra (Pogal Paristan), a police official said.

While Surjeet Singh (50) and his wife Koshalia Devi died on the spot, their daughter Neelam Devi (20) and another person succumbed to injuries in a hospital, he said.

The condition of two others is stated to be critical and they are undergoing treatment at the hospital, he added.

A mud house also suffered extensive damages after the SUV hit it while rolling down, but the inmates escaped unhurt, the official said. 

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old scooty rider was killed after an oil tanker hit him in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Official sources said that the oil tanker (TN88Y-8732) hit scooty (JK13D -3510) near Sindoo Shirmal village of Shopian, leaving the rider critically Injured.

He was shifted to district hospital Shopian for treatment where he succumbed to his Injuries, the said.

The youth has been identified as Moonis Shabir son of Shabir Ahmad Bhat of Gaberpora Hawal of Pulwama district.

A Police official confirmed the Incident and said that a case has been registered and investigation started.

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