2 killed in road mishap

Banihal: Two persons were on Wednesday killed and as many others injured when a car they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district.

The victims were on their way to Kashmir from Jammu region’s Kathua district in the car when it skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Shaban Dass area on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway around 3 AM, a police officer said.

In the mishap, two persons died on the spot and as many others injured, he said, adding the police have evacuated the the injured and the bodies from the spot.

The deceased have been identified as Showkat Ahmed and Nafees Ahmed – both resident of Pulwama in Kashmir, he said, adding the injured have been shifted to hospital.

A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation is underway, he added.

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