Death toll mounts to 31 in Kishtwar road accident

Srinagar: The death toll in the Kishtwar road accident has mounted to 31 after several injured passengers succumbed to injuries at District Hospital Kishtwar.

Officials said that seven injured passengers have succumbed to injuries.

The accident occurred Monday morning after a passenger vehicle on way to Kishtwar from Keshwan skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Srigwari.

Initial reports said that 24 people died in the accident.

“The mini-bus fell down into a deep gorge,” an eyewitness said.

“The ill-fated Matador was on way to Kishtwar from Sirgawri. A team of officers of Kishtwar Police rushed on spot and rescued the injured and shifted to District hospital Kishtwar,” a police official said.

The official confirmed that 31 passengers have died in the accident.

“There are chances that the number of dead may increase once the rescue operation gets completed,” he said.

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