2 killed, 29 injured in road mishap in J&K ?

Jammu: Two persons were killed and 29 others injured, 21 of them seriously, when the vehicle they were travelling in turned turtle in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

The incident occurred last night when the matador, which was on its way to Billawar from Kathua, overturned near Pinthar killing two persons on the spot and injuring 29 others, a police officer said.

Twenty-one people with serious injuries were rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, whereas rest 8 of the 29 injured, were admitted to district hospital, Kathua, he said.

The deceased have been identified as Sahil (16) and Subash Chand (30), both residents of Billawar, the officer said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh expressed grief over the incident and directed the Principal Medical College, Jammu to provide necessary medical facilities to the injured.

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