Tragic accident at Rajouri leaves 9 dead, 38 injured

Tragic accident at Rajouri leaves 9 dead, 38 injured

14 shifted to Jammu hospital, four critical: ADC Nowshehra

Owais Gul

Srinagar, Jan 02 : At least nine persons were killed while 38 others have sustained injuries in a deadly mishap that took place along Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday evening.

According to the wire service—officials in the district administration said that a bus bearing registration number Jk02AL-1361 fell into 150 meter deep gorge in Lamberi village of Rajouri district along Srinagar-Jammu highway in this evening.

They said that the bus was heading towards Jammu from Surankote when it met with an accident, leaving six persons dead on the spot.

Officials further added that one more injured succumbed to his injuries at Sub-District Hospital Sundarbani while two others succumbed when they were being referred to Jammu hospital.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Nowshehra, S S Sandyal told that nine persons were killed in the mishap so far while 38 others have sustained injuries.

He added that 14 injured persons out of 38 have been shifted to Jammu hospital for specialized treatment, adding that four among them have been airlifted to Jammu.

The seven deceased persons were identified as Abdul Gani, son of Karim Baksh, resident of Poonch, Saqib Sahraj, son of Muhammad Sehraj, resident of Busliyas Surankote, Wahab-ud-din Shah, son of Yasin Shah, resident of Dungi Agrati, Amkala, son of Ahmad, resident of Sangla Surankote, Manzoor Hussain, son of Alam-ud-din, resident of Draba Surankote, Anur Khan, son of Sehraz-ud-din of Mohri Katra and Ehsan-ul-Haq, son of Abdul Haq of Surankote. The officials, however, said that the identification of two others is being ascertained. (KNO)

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