Car Falls Into Canal In Jammu, Siblings Among 4 Killed

Jammu- Four persons, including a 2-month-old baby and her 2-year-old sister were among four persons killed while as many persons were rescued after a car they were travelling in fell into a canal in Jammu, officials said on Saturday.

They said late last night, one Maruti car (JK02AC-7169) driven by one Ganesh Kumar of Bahadurpur Arnia with seven other persons on board, fell into a canal near Dak Banglaw Marallian in Mran Sahib.

Four persons— Ganesh Kumar, his wife Kanchana, Menu Kumari wife of Kamal Kumar and her son Sushant were rescued while bodies of Kewal Krishan (60) and his wife Surjeet Kumari were retrieved by team of SDRF and others rescuers who rushed to spot soon after the accident, they said.

Later the body of 2-month-old Paranshi daughter of Kamaljeet was recovered while her sister Manshi is missing and feared dead.

A police officer confirmed the death of the four persons and rescuing of as many others in the accident. He said that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up.

Truck driver killed in Zojila accident

A truck driver was killed after his vehicle fell into a deep gorge near Chini Nallah Zojila pass area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Saturday afternoon.

Official sources said that a driver identified as Feroz Ahmad Khanday, son of Ghulam Nabi Khanday of Qamarwari Srinagar died on the spot after his truck bearing registration number JK13D-4115 fell into a 300-ft gorge near Chini Zojila pass.

An official said that the truck was on its way to Srinagar from Kargil when it met with an accident.

Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance of the accident.

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