3 dead, seven injured in road mishaps

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Jammu: Three people were killed and seven others injured when two vehicles rolled down gorges at separate places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi and Doda districts, police said on Thursday.
Tiku Rana (19) from Uttar Pradesh and Abhishek (22) from Punjab were killed when a load carrier skidded off a hilly road and fell into a stream near Chamayra in Reasi, an official said.
He said seven other people were injured in the accident which occurred last night when a group of labourers were returning from a construction site.
While Rana was declared “brought dead” at the Government Medical College Hospital here last night, Abhishek succumbed to injuries this morning, the official said.
Khushi Ram Rukwal (62) was killed when his car fell down a 200-feet deep gorge near Bhatta village in Doda district yesterday, he said.
Rukwal was travelling alone in the vehicle, the official said, adding that the body was handed over to the family for last rites.