Cab Crash Kills Four In J&K’s Poonch


Srinagar- At least four people were killed and seven others injured critically on Saturday when a cab rolled down the road in Saujiyan Valley of Poonch district in Jammu division.

A cab (JK14A-3699) carrying eleven passengers skidded off the road and rolled down the road in Barari nallah in Saujiyan village, officials said.

“One person got killed on the spot while 10 others received injuries. All were shifted from the site of accident to Sub District Hospital Saujiyan,” they said, adding that one of the injured succumbed to injuries in SDH Mandi.

Later, eight injured were referred to District Hospital Poonch, where two more succumbed to their injuries thus taking the death toll to four.

Seven passengers are injured, most of them critically, officials said.

Deputy SP Headquarters Poonch, Mohammad Nawaz said that the tragic accident took place when the cab fell from a height on Saujiyan road. He confirmed the death of four persons.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Sadiq (52) son of Ali Bahadur resident of Gagriyan, Shabana Kouser (10) daughter of Mehraj Din, Munira Begum (32) wife of Ghulam Rasool and Abdul Ahad (61) son of Ahmeda Lone.

The Injured include Mohammad Ibrahim (34) son of Ghulam Rasool, Ghulam Rasool (32) son of Mohammad Majeed, Sajjad Ahmed (29) son of Mohammad Shafi, Zeeshan Ahmed (27) son of Mumtaz Ahmed, Sarba Begum (52) wife of Abdul Ahad, Habibulah (56) son of Ahmeda Lone and Layaqit Ali (22) son of Shoket Hussain.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident.

“Deeply anguished by the tragic road accident in Poonch. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and I pray that the injured recover quickly”, said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor directed the district administration to ensure the best possible treatment to the injured.

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