Kishtwar: At least eight persons including a 16-year-old were killed while three others sustained critically injuries in a road accident at Chatroo area of Kishtwar district in Jammu region on Tuesday.
An official told a local news gathering agency that a sumo carrying passengers from Chingam to Chatroo, skidded-off the road near Bonda village today afternoon.
He said that in the incident eight people were killed, while three others were injured. “Soon after the incident, rescue teams, comprising of police, Army and local villagers reached the spot,” he added.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishtwar, Shafqat Bhat said that eight people have died in the accident and three were injured, while rescue operation was going on.
The deceased has been identified as Nusrata Banoo (16), Shareef Hussain (25), Fareed Ahmad (25), Mohd Akbar (28), Fareed Hussain (25), Bashir Ahmed (35), Nazir Akbar (25) and Noor Hussain (35) while as injured have been identified as Manzoor Ahmed (25), Khatoon Begum (45) and Akhter Hossain (30) all from Boonda Kishtwar. (KNO)