8 die in Bhaderwah accident
Bhaderwah (Doda), Dec 16: Around eights persons, including a minor, died when a vehicle they were traveling in, skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge on Bhaderwah-Jai road, on Sunday evening.
Police said that the ill-fated passenger vehicle (No.JK02AR-9413) was on way from Bhaderwah to Chinta when it met with an accident. The vehicle plunged into more than 300 feet deep gorge killing around seven persons on the spot and injuring two others.
The deceased were identified as Surinder Kotwal son of Prem Raj of Trabi his wife Sonika Devi, Sardari Lal son of Ghyan Chand of Dugga, Raju son of Krishan Lal of Dugga, Rajinder Kumar son of Chand Raj of Thuba and Nirja Devi of Dugga. One of the deceased passengers could not be identified.
One of the injured, Pramesh Kumar was referred to Jammu but he succumbed on way, officials said.
Locals told Greater Kashmir that residents of an adjoining village noticed vehicle plunging into the gorge. Police and local volunteers reached the spot but the gorge was very steep and that there was hardly anyway. “The rescuers had to take another route, which took them around an hour to reach near the wreckage of the vehicle”, locals said adding, that the rescue operation continued for more than three hours.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST
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