6 of family among 10 killed in Kishtwar accident
1 Killed, 10 Injured In Rajouri
Jammu, Apr 28: Six members of a family were among 10 persons killed when a jeep fell into a gorge in district Kishtwar Saturday afternoon, police said.
Two more persons were injured in the accident who were later shifted to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu. Police said a Tata Sumo was on its way from Dhar Saroor to Drabshala area of district Kishtwar this afternoon. “When the vehicle reached near Dugga Saroor area, the driver tried to make way for a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. However, a protection wall on the road side caved in leading to the accident”, eyewitnesses said adding that the vehicle plunged into around 200-feet deep gorge killing nine persons on the spot.
The passerby and locals immediately informed the police and started the rescue operation who were later joined by police and volunteers of Red Cross Society.
Police further said that 14 persons were in the vehicle when it met with the accident. “Out of 14 passengers two were on the roof of the vehicle who jumped at the time of accident and escaped unhurt,” they said, adding that nine persons died on the spot while another succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to Jammu from Thathri hospital.
Out of the 10 deceased persons, six belong to one family who have been identified as Mukta Devi wife of Des Raj, Sheetal and Sapna daughters of Des Raj, Govind Ram son of Des Raj and two sons of the brother of Des Raj, namely Sandeep Kumar and Pardeep Kumar sons of Om Raj, all residents of Dhar Saroor. The condition of Des Raj was also stated to be critical.
The other deceased persons have been identified as Anita wife of Subash Chander, Joginder son of Krishan Chand, Ranjeet son of Mohan Lal. Vishal son of Des Raj also succumbed to his injured while being shifted from Thathri to Jammu.
The injured persons were shifted to Thathri hospital but doctors shifted two seriously injured persons to GMC Jammu.
Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar informed Greater Kashmir that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the kin of deceased persons. The Red Cross Society of Kishtwar has also released an amount of Rs. 3000 to the kin of each deceased person.
In another road accident, one person was killed while 10 others suffered injuries when a bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and turned turtle at Kandi Bridge in district Rajouri this afternoon.
The bus bearing registration No. 9925/JK02P was on its way from Jammu to Sangri Chasana Mahore when the mishap occurred. After receipt of information police rushed to the spot and started rescue operation. The injured were evacuated and rushed to district hospital Rajouri where Faiz Muhammad (18 years) of Dharaj Budhal was declared as brought dead.
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Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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