J&K: Five Dead, One Injured As Car Falls Into Gorge In Samba

Five people were killed and another was injured on Saturday when their vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

An official said that a car bearing registration number (JK01U-2233) travelling from Samba to Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Jamoda, Samba.

The SUV was on its way to Srinagar from Punjab and the accident took place near Jamoda near Mansar, the officials said.

The driver lost control of the SUV carrying six people, following which it rolled down into the gorge, the officials said. They said five bodies were recovered by the rescuers, while the sixth occupant was evacuated in a critical condition.

The deceased have been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Bhat (71), his wife Zaina Begum(65), their son Iqbal Ahmad Bhat(25) and daughter Masrat Jan(21). The driver has been identified as Saqib, also a resident of Anantnag.  

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