Fatal road accident claims two lives, injures 10 in Kishtwar

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KISHTWAR — Two persons died while 10 others sustained injuries in a road accident that took place on Friday evening in Kishtwar district, officials said.

The accident took place when a passenger vehicle (Tata Sumo) they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Hakko Palali Paddar area of Kishtwar district, as per an official who spoke to the news agency KNO.

“The passenger vehicle bearing registration number JK17-7378 was on its way from Gulabgarh to Hakko Palali Paddar when the driver lost his control over the vehicle and fell into a deep gorge, resulting in the death of two persons and injuries to 10 passengers including the driver,” the official said.

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Meanwhile, the bodies were retrieved and all injured persons were evacuated to Public Health Centre (PHC) Atholi Paddar for treatment.

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