SRINAGAR: Two devotees of Shiv Khori shrine lost their lives while 35 others got injured in three separate road accidents that took place near Teryath town of Rajouri district.
As per the news agency KNO, in a major accident, a bus carrying the devotees of Shiv Khori shrine fell into gorge in a village of Reasi district just two kilometres ahead of Teryath town. Two people including a teenage boy got killed in this accident while 28 others sustained injuries.
A police official said the accident took place when a canter bus was on its way to Shiv Khori shrine Reasi from Rajouri. After crossing Teryath town of Kalakote sub division, the driver of the vehicle lost his control and the bus ferrying devotees fell in a roadside gorge, he said.
The place of accident, the official said, is in territorial jurisdiction of Reasi district.
After medical first aid, 18 of the injured were referred to GMC Jammu, while the condition of the 12 injured is stated to be critical, he said.
The two deceased have been identified as Harpan Singh (13), son of Manveer Singh, resident of Dalhori Rajouri; and Pankaj Kumar (29), son of Shamsheer Singh, resident of Kalalkass Rajouri.
Eighteen injured who have been referred to GMC Jammu include Sahil Kumar (22), Sonika Thakur (22), Shashi Devi (46), Jyoti Devi (16), Sachin Singh (22), Karnail Singh (20), Kulwant Singh (65), Chain Singh (22), Surjeet Singh (32), Raj Kumari (57), Babli Devi (20), Madan Lal (55), Pooja Devi (19), Joginder Singh (24), Tanish Singh (22), Sanjana Devi (15), Darshana Devi (29), Anjali Sharma (18), Nitra Devi (32), all residents of Rajouri.
Ten injured who are under treatment in Teryath Primary Health Center include Jasbir Singh (10), Yuvraj Singh (10), Dewani Thakur (09), Sakshi Devi (17), Dipti Sharma (03), Gurmail Singh (20), Rohit Singh (17), Tanish Singh (13) and Neeru Sharma (25).
Police said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Ramsoo police station of Reasi and the investigation is going on.
In two other accidents, seven people got injured in twin road accidents that took place in Rajouri district in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.
As per police, an accident took place when a motorcycle without a registration number skidded on Khawas -Teryath road. The accident took place around three kilometers short of Teryath town.
In this accident, a police official said, motorcycle also hit a pedestrian woman, while three boys travelling on a motorcycle got injured. These include Bachan Singh (22), son of Dhyan Singh, Jagmohan (23) son of Puran Singh and Sunil Singh (23) son of Khajoor Singh, all residents of Khawas in Rajouri.
The pedestrian woman hit by motorcycle also got injured in this accident. She has been identified as Lata Mukesh, wife of Surinder Kumar, resident of Laroka, Qila Darhal.
Two of the injured identified as Bachan Singh and Jagmohan Singh were referred to GMC Jammu for specialised treatment while other two injured including a woman are under treatment in Teryath civil hospital.
In one more accident that took place at Shruti on Sunderbani Teryath road, three people got injured.
A police official said the accident took place when a motorcycle on way to Teryath from Sunderbani skidded off the road. “Three boys sustained injuries in the accident. They were shifted to Teryath civil hospital from where one of the injured identified as Aman Sharma (17), son of Vikas Kumar, resident of Rajal was referred to GMC Jammu,” he said.