RAJOURI, Jan 17: Five persons were killed while two others injured in three separate road accidents in district Rajouri today.
Official sources said that three persons including a driver were killed while another person seriously injured when a Tipper rolled down into a deep gorge in remote Khawas area of district Rajouri late this evening.
The mishap took place at around 8 pm when the Tipper No. JK-11A/ 6087 belonging to stone crusher owner -Ram Parkash, was going to nearby village Bella. The vehicle went out of control and rolled down into nearly 300 feet deep gorge, resulting into on the spot death of three persons.
The deceased were identified as Vikrant Singh, son of Sham Lal, resident of Dhalori, driver Satvir, resident of Kenchi Morh and Showkat Hussain ,son of Fateh Mohd, resident of Jaglanoo in Rajouri. The bodies of the deceased were shifted to PHC Khawas and seriously injured, Rattan Lal, son of Dev Raj hailing from Dhalori has been referred to GMC, Jammu.
Meanwhile, a youth was killed while another injured in a bike accident near Muradpur in Rajouri today.
Official sources said that at about 11.30 hrs today, Motorcycle No JK 11F- 1957 collided with a truck No JK 02P -6512 at Muradpur, resulting into serious injuries to the two youth.
Both the injured identified as Mohd Zaheer (19), son of Mohd Qadeer and Mohd Arshah (25), son of Mohd Azam, both residents of Challas, Doongi were shifted to GMC Rajouri. One of the accident victims, namely Mohd Zaheer later succumbed to the injuries at GMC Rajouri, police said.
The police have registered a case in this connection and started investigation.
Another report said that a young bike rider Amit Sharma, son of Madan Lal, resident of Doongi, was seriously injured after his Motor -cycle was hit by a long truck (Tralla), near Muradpur, on Jammu-Poonch highway late this evening.
He was rushed to GMC Hospital Rajouri where he passed away after some time, police said. The body of the deceased was later shifted to mortuary for autopsy. The police has taken cognizance of the matter.