Four people were killed in a road mishap on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district on Wednesday, police said. Five people also sustained injuries in another mishap in Doda district.
Police said that an Alto Car bearing Registration No. JK02J-4519 on way from Banihal to Jammu met with an accident resulting in the on spot death of four persons.
Police said that when the Alto Car reached Kela Morh (Ramban), the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled down about a 400 feet deep gorge, resulting in on spot death of all the four passengers travelling in the vehicle.
Police said that soon after the message of the mishap reached the nearest police post, a Quick Response Team and police personnel reached the sport and started rescue operation.
However, all the passengers were dead due to the impact of the fall. The bodies were later shifted to District hospital Ramban.
The police identified the four people as Shams Khan S/O Haji Mirza Khan, Nazir Ahmed S/O Haji Mirza Khan R/o Gol Gujral Jammu, Shah Mohammad S/O Alaf din R/O Gol Gujral Jammu and Shikyat Ali S/o Kakoo.
Police said that some cash has also been recovered from the crash site. Police said that a cse has been registered and investigations have been taken up.
Meanwhile, five persons were injured after a taxi they were travelling in turned turtle near Bimina village of Desa area of Doda district.
Reports said a vehicle (registration number JK06-5839) carrying five persons including the driver was on its way to Dessa from Bimina when the accident took place near near Bimina village, 25 Km from Doda town.
“Police along with locals immediately reached the spot and rescued all the passengers from the ill-fated vehicle and shifted them to District Hospital Doda, where their condition is said to be stable,” said DySP HQ Iftkhar Ahmed.
The injured were identified as Des Raj (60) Son of Neelkanth and his wife Shirjan Devi (59) Resident of Shingri Dessa, Jaswant Singh (38) Son of Fulel Singh Resident of Shingri Dessa, Roshan Din (28) Son of Mohd Shafi and Shams Din (25) Son of Kala Gujjar Resident of Hill, Dessa.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of four persons in a road accident at the Kela Morh near Ramban today.
The Chief Minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families.