Four family members die as vehicle falls into gorge in Kishtwar

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KISHTWAR — A couple among four family members died after a vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Bandarkoot area of Kishtwar district on Thursday, officials said.

Station House Officer (SHO) Kishtwar told the news agency KNO that the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Bandarkoot.

He said four people died in the incident, while another one was injured. The deceased have been identified as Yasir Ahmed Bhat, son of Abdul Gani Bhat, his wife Shazada Begum, their children Artash Yasir and Ailaf Yasir, while the injured person identified is Aarish Yasir, all residents of Berwar Kishtwar.

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Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Devansh Yadav said five family members were travelling in a swift car which fell into a deep gorge.

“Tragically, four members of a family lost lives in the accident, while another is injured,” he said. He said the injured was out of danger and all possible help from the Red Cross will be given.

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