Seven persons died, while a teenage girl suffered grievous injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in this hilly district on Saturday.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban, Anita Sharma, said,"A Tata Sumo, JK03A 3777, carrying eight passengers, including the driver, anden route to Alinbass from Ukhral, slipped into a ravine at MorhMutilihal. As aresult, four persons were killed on the spot, whereas four others sustainedinjuries."
Two among the injured succumbed to their injuries on way tothe hospital, while two others were airlifted to Government Medical College andHospital, Jammu, where one of them succumbed during treatment, she said.
Reportedly, the taxi was being driven "negligently" and thedriver lost control, the SSP said, adding that the matter is underinvestigation.