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3 killed as two load carriers fall into gorge on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

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Three people were killed and two others injured on Saturday when two Kashmir-bound load carriers skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district, police said.

A mini load carrier, carrying poultry birds to Kashmir, rolled down into about 400-ft-deep gorge near Digdole, at 4.40 am, killing 32-year-old driver Roof Ahmad and a co-passenger Mohammad Usman, a police official said.

He said a large number of chicken also perished in the accident.


Bodies of both the deceased, hailing from Magerkote village of Ramsoo, were recovered and handed over to their families, the official said.

In another accident, a goods-laden truck plunged into over 100-ft-deep gorge at Chamalwas near Banihal, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old youth and injuries to two others, including the driver.

The truck was also on way to Kashmir from Jammu and all three of its occupants were residents of Pampore area of Pulwama district, the official said. PTI

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