UDHAMPUR, Aug 27: Forty six passengers were injured when an overloaded minibus rolled down near village Tabadi, about 26 kms from Udhampur town, this morning.
The ill- fated minibus, bearing registration number JK14D-6647, was on its way from Nagrota Panj Grain to Udhampur when it met with accident near village Tabadi, under the jurisdiction of Ramnagar Police Station.
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The overloaded minibus went out of control of the driver and rolled down into 200 feet deep gorge, resulting into injuries to all the passengers. The 16-seater minibus was carrying 46 passengers and some of them sustained serious injuries.
Udhampur Police and locals rushed to the spot and shifted the accident victims to District Hospital Udhampur where five of them were referred to GMC Hospital Jammu in view of their serious condition.
Driver of minibus fled the scene after the accident while Police has registered a case in this connection.
The injured were identified as Sanjeev Kumar (22) son of Ram Singh, resident of Khu Nalla, Ashok Singh (42) son of Suram Singh of Chunanta, Sham Lal (34) son of Krishan Lal of Nagrota, Sudesh Kumar (35) son of Sadhu Ram of Nadu, Gulser Mohd (40) son of Gulam Hussan of Battal Balian, Romesh Kumar (28) son of Kartar Chand of Chunanta, Thakur Dass (62) son of Mangat Ram of Nagrota, Madan Lal (30) son of Pream Nath of Ser Manjla, Ajay Kumar (10) son of Prshotam Kumar of Bhuqtryan, Romesh Kumar (30) son of Dharmu of Panj Grai, Surinder Singh (30) son of Suram Singh of Chunanta, Puran Chand (30) son of Gorkhu Ram of Chunanta, Vijay Kumar (47) son of Suram Chand of Ser Manjla, Surinder Kumar (50) son of Sandhokh Singh of Nagrota, Kaku Ram (43) son of Santu Ram of Nagrota, Madan Lal (29) son of Babu Ram of Ser Manjla, Tarseam Lal (38) son of Trudu Ram of Nagrota, Nazir (18) son of Gulam Qadir of Ser Manjla, Chotu Ram (27) son of Rattan Chand of Chunanta, Kali Dass (70) of Chunanta, Krishan Lal (40) son of Basant Ram of Dhema, Menku Ram (55) son of Bhuri of Chunanta, Madan Lal (21) son of Prshotam Kumar of Bhugtyarn, Yesh pal (40) son of Badhri Nath of Hansa, Bansi Lal (50) son of Chatru Ram of Nagrota, Sanjay (20) son of Gian Chand of Nagrota, Sandokhu Ram (51) son of Shankru Ram of Chunanta, Bushan Dass (33) son of Badri Nath of Chunanata, Sadiq Hussan (26) son of Gulab Din of Mani, Mohinder Lal (47) son of Rasala Ram of Chunanta, Aman Gupta (30) son of Ram Murti of Nagrota, Darshan Kumar (30) son of Krishan Lal of Nagrota, Roshan Lal (30) son of Punnu Ram of Panj Grai, Raj Ali (35) son of Sadiq Ali of Chunanta, Mohd Anif (4) son of Raj Ali of Chunanta, Sham Lal (51) son of Mohan Lal of Nagrota, Jagdish (36) son of Lalu Ram of Chunanta, Om Prkash (32) son of Shankar Dass of Nagrota, Girdhari Lal (35) son of Charn Dass of Nagrota, Darshana Devi (40) wife of Bittu Ram of Punj Grai, Kaku Ram (35) son of Shiv Ram of Panj Grai, Hans Raj (35) son of Chatru Ram of Panj Grai, Akhil (13) son of Bansi Lal of Chunanta, Mohan Lal (42) son of Indru Ram of Nagrota, Manhoor Lal (34) son of Bishan Dass of Chunanta and Madan Lal (37) son of Mirchu Ram of Nagrota.