3 members of a family killed in Banihal road mishap, 4 injured


M S Nazki

Srinagar, July 20: (GNS) Three persons of a family died while four other passengers were injured after a cab they were travelling in met with an accident near Ukhriyal-Senbhatti link road in Banihal area of Ramban district.

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Reports reaching GNS said that the vehicle (sumo) skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge resulting in injuries to seven passengers. All the injured were evacuated to nearby hospital where three of them were declared brought dead on arrival.

The deceased have been identified as Surjit Singh (50), his wife Kaushali and their daughter Neelum Devi (20) of Koot area of Ukhriyal.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr. Basharat Inqualabi, when contacted by GNS, confirmed death of trio. He said that the injured after being operated upon in a local health facility have been removed to district hospital Ramban for specialized treatment. (GNS)


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