Three children among seven dead as vehicle falls into gorge in Reasi

Seven people, including three children, were killed and three others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir''s Reasi district, police said Friday.
Three children among seven dead as vehicle falls into gorge in Reasi
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Seven people, including three children, were killed and three others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said Friday.

A police official said an overloaded car, bearing registration number JK02H 1515 skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Damasgali Bhomag last night, leaving seven persons dead and three others injured.

He said the car carrying bharatis was heading towards Chourakote from Sujandhar when the accident took place.

The deceased were identified as Pankaj (8), Bikram (9), Ram Singh (14), Ragnu Nath (20), Surdhol Singh (22), Romesh Singh (25) and Karan Singh (40), Gogba said.

The injured, Uttam Singh (32), Pardev Singh (21) and Lehar Dingh (29), are undergoing treatment at the GMC hospital in Jammu, he said.

An FIR has been lodged against the driver of the vehicle, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Nikhal Gogba told PTI.

He may have been under the influence of liquor, he added.

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