Kupwara: Two revenue officials were killed and another was injured in a road mishap in frontier Kupwara district late Sunday evening. Official sources said that a Maruti car bearing registration number JK02AJ-2977 skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge near Z-Gali in Machil on the Kupwara-Machil road. Two patwaris of the revenue department travelling in the car died on the spot while another patwari was badly injured.
The Injured was later shifted to a nearby hospital. The deceased were identified as Sayeed Nayeem Ahmad Andrabi of Kantpora Lolab and Ajaz Ahmad Dar of Sogam, Lolab. The injured patwari was identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar of Thayan Kalaroose.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, visited the home of the two deceased officials and offered condolences to the bereaved families. He also met the family of the injured official and assured all the families full support from the district administration.
The Kupwara police have registered a case over the accident and started a formal probe.