Jammu: Five persons were killed and 12 others injured, nine of the critically, when a tempo vehicle met with an accident along Jammu-Srinagar highway near Kela Morh in Ramban district.
Official sources said that a tempo bearing registration number (JK02AP-5338) skidded off the road after hitting an alto car and rolled down into a deep gorge. Five persons were killed and 12 others were injured in the accident. All the injured were shifted to hospital by rescuers comprising locals and police, they said.
SHO Ramban Sandeep Charak said that five persons were killed and 12 others were injured in the accident. “Five of the critically injured have been shifted to Srinagar hospital and as many others to GMC Jammu. One person is admitted to Ramban hospital,” he added.
The deceased have not been identified so far. The injured include Abid Ahmed son of Gh MohammadWani R/O Kapwara, Driver Mohammad Zubir son of Mohammad Shabir R/O Nowshera Rajouri, Mohammad Latief son of Mohammad Yousif R/O Utrakhand, Rajesh Kumar son of Prem Dass R/O Grota Jammu, Mohammad Gulzar son of MohammadShafi Rather R/O Bathandi Jammu, Jahangir Ahmad son of Mohammad Asadullah R/0 Sheeri Baramulla, Zahid Farooq son of Farooq Ahmed R/O Pattan Baramulla, Manzoor Ahmed son of Ab Majeed R/O Sopore Baramulla, Zahoor Ahmed son of Mohammad Maqbool R/O Lolab Kapwara, Din MohammadGudali R/O UP , MohammadShahid son of Sugen Ali R/O UP. Also driver Alto Car, with which the tempo is reportedly had collision before rolling into gorge, Mohsin Mir son of Mir MohammadR/O Chawadi Jammu, was injured in the accident and has been hospitalized also. (GNS)