Banihal, Jul 24: Three women were among five dead and three others were injured after a SUV carrying a marriage party rolled down into a gorge in Ramsoo area of Ramban district on Sunday afternoon.
"Accident near Ramsoo on NH-44. 2 dead, 7 injured, who have been shifted to SDH Banihal. More details awaited, " Deputy Commissioner Ramban said in a tweet.
SHO Ramsoo, Nayeem ul Haq told Greater Kashmir that the cab was part of a marriage party with the groom along with the bride on way back home from Neel to Shagan when it skidded off the road and plunged into around 1000 metre deep gorge around one and half km ahead of the groom's residence.
Haja Begum of Nachilana and Ab Rasheed of Shagan Ramsoo died on the spot in the accident while Zahida Begum of Neel succumbed at Banihal Hospital, Mushtaq Ahmed of Shagan succumbed on way to GMC Anantnag while Naseema Begum, wife of Muzaffar Ahmad of Gurhnakh Banihal died at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, the officer said. Three other women injured in the accident have been referred to GMC Anantnag for treatment.
Police along with local rescuers and Army rushed to the spot and recovered the body while shifting the injured to the hospital.