3 Killed As Cab Falls Into Gorge

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Srinagar: Three persons were killed when a passenger cab they were travelling in fell into about 300-ft deep gorge in Mendhar area of Poonch district on Wednesday.

A police official said that a Tata sumo (HR-1939) on way from Mendhar towards Chunnga Namah, skidded off the road near Chunnga Main at about 18.45 p.m. and  fell into the gorge, resulting in serious injuries to five persons. All the injured were removed to hospital. However three of them succumbed to the wounds.

The deceased have been identified as Khadam Hussain (65) , Mohammad  Zahir (driver) and Gulraz Ahmed (45), all residents of village Chungga Mendhar.

The injured have been identified as Tazeem Akther wife Gulraz Ahmed and their 7-year-old son Naveed-Ul –Hussan.

Block Medical Officer Mendhar Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Khan said that three ambulances were rushed to the spot for shifting the injured to Government Sub District Hospital Mendhar. (GNS)

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