SRINAGAR: Five persons were killed and three others were injured after a taxi cab they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into over 1000-ft gorge in Ramban district on Friday, officials said.
Quoting an official news agency GNS reported that at around 1640 hours, the vehicle bearing registration number JK03E-3218 on way from Neel to Tata Pani Sangaldan skidded off the thoroughfare and rolled down into the gorge at Digdol area in the district.
Five persons died on the spot and three others were injured, the officials said.
The injured have been shifted to district hospital Ramban for treatment.
SHO Ramban Pardeep Kumar confirmed the accident. He said that soon after information was received, a massive rescue operation was launched.