3 Poonch residents die in HP mishap

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 16: Three persons hailing from Poonch area were killed while another critically injured, after a vehicle carrying them met with a fatal accident in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh today.
The family sources said that four persons hailing from snowbound Loran area of Mandi Tehsil in Poonch had gone to Chamba in Himachal Padresh for labour work. They were travelling in a vehicle which met with a tragic accident on Dalhousie–Chamba road.
The deceased were identified as Bashir Ahmed, son of Samad Sheikh; Bashir Ahmed, son of Ghulam Mohd and Mohd Iqbal, son of Ghulam Mohd from Loran area in Mandi. Another person namely- Ghulam Nabi, son of Sultan Mohammad from Loran has suffered critical injuries and was shifted to Chamba hospital.
“All the persons hailed from block Loran, tehsil Mandi in Poonch district and had gone for labour work to Chamba t in Himachal Pradesh,” a police official from Mandi said.