Five killed as vehicle plunges into gorge in Bandipora

Srinagar : At least five passengers were killed and three others suffered injuries in a road accident when a Tata Sumo in which they were traveling in skidded off the road and turned turtle in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday.

A police officer said that the Sumo (JK01F-9547) was on its way to Gurez from Kangan when it met with an accident at Tragbal area of Gurez and fell down into a deep gorge.

In the mishap, five passengers died on the spot while as three others suffered injuries and were evacuated to nearby hospital for treatment where the condition of one person is stated to be serious, he said.

The bodies were taken to the hospital for medical-legal medical formalities including postmortem, he said.

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” the officer said. (Global news service)

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