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5 of family killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Kishtwar

Jammu:Five members of a family, including two women, were killed on Wednesday when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said.

The accident happened when the family was carrying the body of a baby from Jammu to their Bahadat village in Drabshalla for last rites, he said.


Near Paani Nallah, the driver of the private car lost control over the wheel, the official said.

The deceased were identified as Pawan Kumar (32), wife Rekha Devi (26), Rita Devi (30), Kewal Krishan (37) and P Kumar (30). Senior Congress leader and former minister GM Saroori expressed grief over the loss of lives and said the repeated road accidents in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban and Udhampur districts must be a grave concern for the J-K administration.