Srinagar, Sept 22: Three passengers were killed while two others injured after a passenger cab they were travelling in fell into about 300-ft deep gorge in Mendhar area of Jammu's Poonch district on Wednesday.
Quoting a police official, news agency GNS reported that the cab bearing registration number HR-1939 on way from Mendhar towards Chunnga Namah, skidded off the road and fell into the gorge near Chunnga Main at about 18.45 PM resulting in serious injuries to five persons.
The injured were removed to hospital where three of them succumbed to the wounds later.
The deceased have been identified as Khadam Hussain, 65, driver Mohammad Zahir and Gulraz Ahmed, 45, all residents of village Chungga Mendhar.
The injured have been identified as Tazeem Akther wife Gulraz Ahmed and their 7-year-old son Naveed-ul-Hassan.
Block Medical Officer Mendhar, Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Khan told GNS that three ambulances were rushed to the spot for shifting the injured to Government Sub District Hospital Mendhar.