Rajouri: Three dead, 17 hurt as minibus falls into gorge in J&K’s Rajouri

JAMMU: Three individuals died whereas 17 others, together with two kids and three ladies, have been injured when the minibus they have been travelling in skidded off the street and plunged right into a 300ft-deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Monday. Three of these injured have been said to be crucial.
“The accident passed off round 11 am at Kainchi Morh when the driving force of the minibus — on its method to Rajouri from Kotranka — misplaced management of the automobile whereas negotiating a blind curve,” mentioned an official.
A rescue operation was launched and 20 injured passengers have been evacuated to the Rajouri Authorities Medical School & Related Hospital, the place three have been declared “introduced lifeless”. Medical superintendent Mehmood H Bajar mentioned that the remaining 17 have been below remedy.
“The deceased have been recognized as Abdul Rashid (34) of Hubbi Kandi, Mohd Shabir (40) of Budhal and Mohd Azam (32) of Draaj Budhal. The situation of three of the injured, together with two kids — a four-year-old woman and a two-year-old boy — is crucial,” Dr Bajar mentioned.
Police registered a case and launched a probe.

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