Feb 12: 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.
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.
Paani Nallah, the driver of the private car lost control over the wheels, the
deceased were identified as Pawan Kumar (32), his wife Rekha Devi (26), Rita
Devi (30), Kewal Krishan (37) and P Kumar (30).
Congress leader and former minister G M 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 JK administration.
is a situation which demands immediate measures and attention of all of us,
especially the officers of transport, traffic police, National Highway
Authorities and Border Roads Organisation to put forward their departmental
specific assignment of the causes responsible for causing accidents in these
hilly districts, he said.