3 die in Kathua
Jammu, Apr 18: At least three persons were killed and twenty-eight others injured when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammuís Kathua district.
The ill-fated matador (JK028B-6597), carrying people to a rally of union minister for health Ghulam Nabi Azad, rolled down into the gorge at Mahanpur Morh, police said.
Three persons died on the spot, while 28 others were injured. The deceased have been identified as Chain Singh son of Parkash Singh, Kewal Krishan son of Gain Chand and Parkash Chand son of Naik Ram all residents of Borha, Kathua.
Azad and deputy chief minister of the state Tara Chand announced compensation of Rs 50,000 for the families of those killed in the mishap.
1 FEARED DEAD IN HIGHWAY MISHAP
Driver of a truck was feared dead after the vehicle he was driving skidded off the road and plunged into river Chenab at Mehar on Jammu Srinagar highway, today afternoon.
Identified as Nasarulla S/O Habbibulla R/O Sheri Baramulla, the deceased was driving a truck (JKO1L-8698) carrying FCI consignment when it met with the mishap.
Police said that searches were carried out to trace the body but all efforts proved futile till this evening.
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