Two killed, 4 injured as vehicle falls into gorge at Sinthan Top

Two killed, 4 injured as vehicle falls into gorge at Sinthan Top
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Srinagar: Two persons were killed and four others suffered injuries after a vehicle rolled down and fell into a deep gorge at Sinthan Top area of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.
A police officer at Police Station Larnoo said that six persons were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into the gorge at Sinthan Top.
“The mishap occurred when they were returning from Sinthan top,” he said.
A rescue operation was immediately launched after being informed about the mishap, he said, adding that all the six injured were immediately taken to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Larnoo, Kokernag where two among the injured were declared brought dead on arrival.
The officer said that among the remaining injured, two were shifted to district hospital Anantnag and other two critically injured have been referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment.
He identified the deceased as Nissar Ahmad Rather and Rifat Maqbool of Hillar, Kokerng.
Sinthen top is a mountain pass, a popular tourist destination located between south Kashmir’s Breng Valley (sub-District Kokernag) in Anantnag district and Kishtwar.