Three people lost their lives while 4 others sustained injures when a van rammed into an army vehicle in Sandh Bari area of Samba district on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway on Tuesday, police said.
They said that the van (JK21C-2944), on way to Ghagwal from Samba, rammed into the back side of the army vehicle at Sandh Bari, resulting in death of three persons on the spot and injuries to four other people.
The deceased have been identified as Sunita Rani wife of Ashwani Kumar of ChakDulma, GopiKrishan son of SomDutt of Badyal and Harsh Bardan son of BishanDass of Badyal while the injured have been identified as Renu Sharma wife of Asha Ram of Badyal, Shammi son of Des Raj of Nadala, Asha Ram son of SomDutt of Badyal and one-year-old child, Taksh son of Ashwani Kumar of Badyal.
Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law at Ghagwal police station and taken up further investigation.
Meanwhile, bodies of the deceased have been handed over to their family members for performing the last rites after completion of legal formalities at the hospital.