Ramban Accident: death toll reaches eleven


With the death of three more passengers who were earlier injured after a vehicle in which they were travelling met with an accident in Ramban, the death toll has reached to eleven including a woman and a child on Saturday.

Reports said that the vehicle (Tata Sumo) skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge at Kunda Nallah in Chanderkote. The incident occurred today in the morning when the passenger sumo was on the way to Rajgrah from Chanderkote, resulting in the death of five passengers and eight were injured. Among the eight three passengers succumbed to injuries later.

Earlier, SSP Ramban Anita Sharma confirmed the death of five persons and injuries to several others. She said that the sumo plunges into the gorge at Kunda Nallah and more details with regard to the mishap are being ascertained.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Ramban Dr Basharat Inqilabi also confirmed the deaths and injuries in the mishap. He said that immediately a rescue operation was launched and all the injured have been evacuated to district hospital Ramban for treatment.


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