Jammu: At least five people were killed and eight others injured on Friday in two separate accidents in Doda and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Three persons died and eight others were injured when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Doda district on Friday afternoon, official sources said.
Around 1430 hours, a Tata Sumo (JK06-5717) on way from Khillani to Hambal (Deni) rolled down into a gorge at Domail near Hambal Marmat. Three persons including the driver, Jahangir Hussain son of Syedullaha of Dadni Marmat, died on the spot and eight other travellers were injured who were hospitalized later, reported news agency GNS.
The two other deceased persons have been identified
Tara Money son of Prem Singh of Hambel Marmat and Ishtyaq Ahmed son of Mohammad Akram of Dadni Marmat.
Police Post Incharge Khillani Nitian Khajuria said that three persons died on the spot while eight other injured were evacuated to hospital.
In a separate accident in Poonch, the driver and the conductor of a tanker were killed, officials said.
They said that the tanker (JK02CH 2595) was on way to Jammu from Kashmir Valley when it met with an accident at Poshana on the Mughal road, reports said.
The driver has been identified as Tarvinder Singh of Jammu and conductor as Mangal Singh of Doda.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Surankote Choudhary Abdul Khaliq confirmed to GNS that two persons were killed in the accident. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in connection with the accident, he added.
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