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4 killed as landslide hits vehicle in Kishtwar

Jammu, Aug 20: Four passengers were killed and nine others injured when a landslide struck a hilly road in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, a senior police officer said.

The incident took place at Kulligad on the Kishtwar-Paddar road when huge boulders and debris came down from a hillock, trapping a passenger vehicle plying on the road, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajinder Kumar Gupta told PTI.

 

Four people were killed on the spot.

Nine other passengers were rescued and rushed to a hospital where the condition of some of them was stated to be critical, the officer said.

Officials said the vehicle was carrying a group of devotees from Udhampur to the shrine of Machail in Padder Valley.