28 injured as mini-bus turns turtle in Lam

Excelsior Correspondent
RAJOURI, Sept 26: At least 28 persons were injured, some of them seriously, when an over loaded mini-bus turned turtle in Qila Darhal area of Lam sector, in Nowshera this evening.
Official sources said that mishap took place when the ill- fated old model mini-bus, bearing registration Number, JK02R/ 2487 was on way to Lam Laroka from Nowshera town. Over 30 passengers were travelling in 16- seater mini-bus. Some of them were sitting on root top while a few hanging on the back stairs of the vehicle. When the vehicle reached near Qila Darhal, it went out of control at a curve and fell into a gorge. It took several turns and then stopped.
Immediately after the mishap, the people of the area rushed to the spot. The police party from Nowshera also rushed there along with two Ambulances. The injured were shifted to Sub District Hospital, Nowshera. Four of them were later referred to GMC Hospital Jammu for specialized treatment.
The injured were identified as Rinku Kumar, son of Mahinder Lal of Lam; Girdhari Lal, son of Ramesh Chander of Laroka; Vicky Kumar, son of Bal Krishan from Lam; Abey Kumar, son of Barkat Ram from Laroka; Ganeshu Devi, wife of Prithi Lal of Lam; Rani Devi, wife of Bal Krishan from Lam; Ladi, son of Vicky from Lam; Abhay, son of Bansi Lal from Lam; Rajan Bhardwaj, son of Ram Gopal from Lam; Bansi Lal, son of Inder Parkash from Lam; Priya , daughter of Bansi Lal from Lam; Bindru Kumari, wife of Vicky Kumar from Lam; Sarishti, daughter of Vicky Kumar of Lam; Kamaljeet Singh, son of Harnam Singh from Lam; Mohd Rafiq, son of Mohd Suleman from Lam; Vipan Devi, wife of Raj Kumar from Langar; Bansi Lal, son of Prithvi Raj from Lam; Rajesh Kumar, son of Sham Lal from Langar; Raju Choudhary, son of Babu Ram from Jhangar; Balvinder Singh, son of Malok Singh, resident of Hanjana Nowshera; Chaman Kumar, son of Satish Kumar from Lam; Ishtiaq Ahmed, son of Ghulam Hussain from Kampala; Babu Lal, son of Sain Dass from Lam; Mahinder Kumar, son of Barkat Ram from Laroka; Parshotam Lal, son of Gian Chand from Lam; Sandeep Choudhary, son of Rajesh Choudhary from Laroka; Amama Kouser, daughter of Mohd Rafiq and Zahida Kouser, wife of Mohd Rafiq both from Lam.


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