One killed, four injured in Machil road accident


A person was killed while four others suffered injuries after a passenger vehicle rolled down into a deep gorge in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district late last evening.

A police officer said that the vehicle (sumo bearing registration number JK05-9307) skidded off the road and fell down into a deep nallah near Chuntiwari bridge in Machil last evening at around 7:00 pm.

In the mishap, one person died on the spot and four others were injured, the officer said.

He said that all the injured were immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital where from they were later referred to SDH Kupwara.

The officer identified the deceased as Gulab Tantray of Ring Payeen Machil.

The vehicle was on its way to Dudi Machil from Chuntiwari when the mishap occurred, he said.

“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation was taken up,” the officer added. (GNS)


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