Jammu: Three persons from Uttar Pradesh were killed and eleven others including four children were injured when a passenger cab they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a very deep gorge near Digdol along Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district on Saturday.
Official sources said that the sumo vehicle (JKO3A-6391) was overloaded with 14 passengers including on board when it met with the accident.
Soon after the accident, locals and paramilitary CRPF besides Quick Response Teams and police rushed to the spot and shifted all persons, some of them in critical condition, to local Sub District Hospital. One person died before being admitted to hospital while two others succumbed to wounds at SDH Ramban and GMC Jammu. Five of the critically injured persons were referred to GMC Jammu for advanced treatment.
Those killed in the accident were identified as Gulzar (19) son of Irfan, Sameer (24) son of Tahir and Ashu (35), all residents of Uttar Pradesh.
The injured have been identified as Khaleda begum (35) wife of Fayaz Ahmad, her two daughters Jameela (7) and Ara Banu (4) of Neel, Nasir Khan (19) son of Arshad Khan of UP, Aikra (2.5 year of age), Akya (8), Soib Khan (18), Sohail Khan of UP, Manzoor Ahmed (28) of Neel, Arif (22) of UP and Usman (19) of UP. (GNS)
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