Banihal/Jammu, June 5
Five persons, including a CRPF jawan, were killed and one was critically injured on Saturday when a cab skidded off the road and fell into a 300-m gorge along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, the police said.
The SUV was on its way to Jammu from Srinagar and the accident took place at Digdole, near Khuni Nallah, when its driver lost control over the vehicle, Ramban Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) PD Nitya said.
A defence spokesman said the speeding vehicle hit another car before plunging into the deep gorge around 9.30 am and was first noticed by the road opening party of the Territorial Army. The police identified three of the deceased as CRPF Head Constable Shagun Kumar of Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Vaneet Kour of Gupkar (Srinagar) and Garu Ram of Talab Tillo (Jammu). The other two have been identified as Mohammad Rafi of Uri (Baramulla) and Sanjeev Kumar of Reasi, who worked as a follower in 16th Battalion of the Indian Reserve Police. — PTI
L-G orders road safety audit
Srinagar: J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday expressed grief over the Ramban accident and directed the departments concerned to carry out a road safety audit within a week. PTI
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