Six people were killed and 11 others injured in three separate road accidents since Monday evening in Ramban district.
A police official said that a Sumo taxi (No. JK19-3718) that was on way to Senabati from Ramban skidded off a link road at Pingloga, leading to death of three occupants and injuries to five others.
The deceased were identified as Milap Singh, 45, son of Amar Nath, a resident of village Bass tehsil Pogal Paristan; Keshav Ram, 45, son of Brij Lal of Hella, Pogal and Raju, 24, son of Shanker Dass of Gram Risartan, Bhagwa in Ramban district.
The injured are driver Riyaz Ahmed son of Mohiuddin of Chulli Senabati; Kartar Singh son of Sant Ram of Hella Senabatti; Phulawar Singh son of Mahant Singh of Halla Senabati; Hari Om son of Dharam Singh of Hella and Kalyan Singh son of Sham Singh of Hella Senabati. They were first shifted to District Hospital Ramban where they were administered first aid and then referred to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu for specialized treatment.
Another Sumo taxi (No. JK19-3127), travelling from Sumber to Ramban, also met with an accident at Kanga, resulting in death of two passengers identified as constable Bittu Ram who was posted at Police Station Dharamkund and Nek Ram son of Duni Chand of Champa Batote.
A couple, Darshan Singh and his wife Deepa Devi, residents of village Haroog, were injured and shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu in critical condition.
The other four injured were identified as Muhammad Qayoom son of Ali Muhammad, a resident of Maitra Ramban; Mushtaq Ahmed son of Roshandin of Sumber, Ranjeet Singh son of Durgadass of Sangaldan and Muhammad Aslam son of Bashir Ahmed of Sumber.
The police have registered two FIRs at Ramsu and Dhramkund police stations respectively under relevant sections of law.
After performing medico-legal formalities, the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their legal heirs for last rites. In the third accident, a man named Sandeep Singh son of Mohan Singh of Kelamorh, Ramban, died when an unknown vehicle hit the bike he was riding on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on early Tuesday morning.