The death toll in Mughal road accident has mounted to eleven after seven more injured passengers succumbed, said an official.
Reports said that a vehicle on way to Shopian skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge in Lal Ghulam area near Peer Ki Gali, resulting in the death of 11 students including 9 girls and injuries to eight people.
The vehicle was carrying over at least 20 students of a private computer centre at Surankote, said an official, adding that the rescue operation was launched immediately after the accident.
He said the injured persons were rushed to district hospital Shopian, where from eight critically injured persons were shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment.
The deceased were identified as Nayeema daughter of Riyaz Ahmad, Tabassum daughter of Mohammad Rafiq residents of Faisalabad, Shereen Fatima daughter of Zaman Ahmad a resident of Lathoon, Suhail Ahmad son of Zubair Ahmad a resident of Gunthal, Ifshana Kownsar a resident of Darbah, Humaira Qazmi, Rehmat Bee both residents of Dundak, Jameel Ahmad a resident of Mandil, Najma a resident of Lasana, Shabnam daughter of Hidayat Ahmad and Rabia daughter of Mukhtar Ahmad both residents of Gunthal.
The injured were identified as Aliya daughter of Mohammad Iqbal a resident of Surankote, Tabasum daughter of Bashir Ahmad, Sonya daughter of Mohammad Rafiq a resident of Faisalabad Jammu, Jameel Ahmad son of Abdul Rehman a resident of Surankote, Mehrun Nisa and Afshana Javid.
The volunteers associated with the Rehmat Alameen society, an NGO that works for destitute and needy, have reached the spot to transport the injured and deceased to hospital in Shopian. The NGO has pressed its ambulance services on the mission. “The NGO is going to arrange the shrouds for the deceased,” a local correspondent informed Kashmir Life.
A police official said a case has been registered into the incident.