Health official among three killed, eight others injured as Sumo plunges into deep gorge

Three persons including a woman health official were killed and eight others were injured after a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and fell down into 250 ft deep gorge in Surankote area of border district Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Reports reaching GNS said that a Tata Sumo (JK02AC-0074) overturned and rolled down near Gursai Mohre today late in the afternoon. In the mishap, eleven persons were injured.

All the injured persons were taken to SDH Surankote where three among them including the woman were declared brought dead, they said.

“Later, six more critically injured were referred to district hospital Rajouri from SDH Surankote in critical conditions”.

The deceased have been identified as Liyaqat Ahmad son of Khadam Hussain of Gursai, Nissar Hussain Shah son of Faid Hussain Shah of Gursai and Koushal Kanta wife of Madan Mohan of Draba, Surankote.

Koushal was working in Sub-district hospital Mendhar as LHV.

SHO Surankote, Mohd Anzar Mir confirmed the mishap to GNS and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up. (GNS)

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