Kishtwar accident toll 5

ARIF MUNSHI

Kishtwar, Apr 13: The death toll in the Kishtwar road accident on Friday has risen to five with the death of another injured on Saturday. 
 Five persons, including a couple, were killed and two others wounded critically in a road accident here at Sarthal area here today. With the death of an injured Siri Lal the death toll has risen to six.
 The incident occurred when a mini bus, they were traveling in, skidded into a gorge at Sarthal area of this mountainous district resulting in on-the-spot death of four persons. The deceased in the incident were identified as Raj Wali Lone (60) son of Nasrullah Lone resident of Ladsa Sarthal, his wife Safia Begum (55), Naib Chand (52) son of Kahan Chand resident of Agral Sarthal and Noor Din son of Natiya Gujjar resident of Angara Sarthal. The injured were identified as Baji Khan son of Noor Din Gujjar and Shri Lal son of Gosawoon Ram both resident of Sarthal Kishtwar.
 When the news of the accident had reached Kishtwar, police, locals and a team of Red Cross rushed to the spot and started rescue operation.
 It took around an hour to recover the bodies from the gorge. The injured were shifted to District Hospital Kishtwar, from where they were referred to GMC Jammu for advance treatment. Later one of the injured persons identified as Siri Lal succumbed to his injuries.
 Reports said minibus conductor was driving at the time of the accident. Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and arrested owner of the vehicle Rajinder Kumar of Ghan Sarthal.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 IST




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