7 killed, 2 injured as vehicle plunges into gorge in Rajouri

At least seven persons were killed while two sustained injuries when a tempo traveller they were travelling in plunged into a gorge at Kewal Morh village here.

Reports said a tempo traveller (JK02AU 8910) skidded off the road into a gorge at Kewal Morh village resulting in on spot death of two persons and injuries to seven others.

Sarpanch of area, Farooq Inqlabi said that soon after the accident, locals rushed towards the gorge and started rescue operation. Police team from Budhal also reached the spot and seven injured were shifted to Kandi community health centre where two of the injured succumbed to injuries.

Block medical officer Kandi, Dr. Iqbal Malik confirmed that two persons died on the spot while two others succumbed at Kandi CHC. He said five others were referred to Rajouri hospital, but on way two more injured succumbed. Later one more injured succumbed to injuries at Rajouri hospital.

“Seven persons were killed in the incident while and two others are under treatment in Rajouri hospital,” block medical officer Dr. Iqbal Malik further said.

The deceased were identified as Kulwant Singh son of Sukhdev Singh resident of Kangota Budhal, Muhammad Taj son of Muhammad Hussain resident of Topa Mendhar, Abdul Rashid son of Muhammad Iqbal resident of Darhal, Sunit Singh son of Chitar Singh resident of Tuli Reasi, his wife Kailash Devi resident of Tuli Reasi, Muhammad Manzoor son of Muhammad Din resident of Rajnagar Budhal, Muhammad Farooq son of Muhammad Rashid resident of Tuli Reasi.