Four killed as landslide hits vehicle in Kishtwar

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Kishtwar: At least four passengers were killed and nine others injured when a landslide struck a hilly road in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir today, a senior police officer said.

The incident took place at Kulligad on the Kishtwar-Paddar road when huge boulders and debris came down from a hillock, trapping a passenger vehicle plying on the road, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajinder Kumar Gupta, told PTI.

Four persons were killed on the spot.

Nine other passengers were rescued and rushed to a hospital where the condition of some of them was stated to be critical, the officer said.

Officials said the vehicle was carrying a group of devotees from Udhampur to the shrine of Machail in Padder Valley.