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J & K: 3 people killed and 6 injured as vehicle plunges into gorge in Kathua district

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: A police official said, Three people were killed and six injured on Friday when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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A police official said, The accident took place on the Baggan-Katli road in the Billawar area when the driver of the cab lost control while negotiating a blind curve. He said rescuers immediately swung into action and retrieved the bodies of three victims — Rasa Singh, Janti Begum and Sabo Begum — from the site of the accident.

The six injured people, including a 12-year-old girl, were rushed to a hospital. The condition of three of them is stated to be critical, the official said. The deceased were identified as 68-year-old Rasal Chand, 65-year-old Janti, and 95-year-old Febu Begum, all residents of Malhar.

Taking to Twitter, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed his anguish over the tragic accident and directed the district administration to ensure the best possible treatment to the injured. He tweeted, “Deeply anguished to learn about the tragic road accident in Billawar, Kathua. My deepest condolences are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. Directed district administration to ensure best possible treatment to the injured.” Police have registered a case in this regard and started an investigation into the cause of the accident.

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