Five dead, one injured as passenger cab plunges in gorge in Ramban


Ramban, June 05 : Five persons were killed while another one was injured in a tragic accident after a cab in which they were travelling in plunged in a deep gorge at Ramban-Digdol on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Saturday.

Officials told news agency that an accident took place in the afternoon when a passenger cab JK02BA-1707 plying on Jammu-Srinagar national highway skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge at Digdole area falling under Ramban district.

They said that six passengers were travelling in the vehicle and soon after accident took place, rescue operation was launched by civil administration, police, civil QRT, army and police.

“Three persons died on the spot while four others were rescued from river gorge and taken to local civil hospital where two more succumbed to injuries taking death toll to five,” an official said.

The official said that the deceased were identified as Garu son of Hans Raj resident of Talab Tillo Jammu, Vaneet Kour daughter of JP Singh resident of Gupkar Srinagar, CRPF Constable Shagun Kumar from Kangra Himachal Pradesh, Mohammad Rafiq son of Lal Ud Din resident of Balkoot Uri and IRP personnel Sanjeev Kumar son of Rikhi Ram resident of Pouni Reasi.

The injured one has been identified as Ajeet Kumar, a resident of Reasi is injured and under treatment with serious injuries

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