4 killed in Ramban accident; LG expresses grief

Jammu, March 4: Four persons were killed while three others sustained injuries in a road accident in J&K’s Ramban district on Monday after their vehicle skidded off the road.

Police have identified as Abdul Wahid Bali, Anayattullah, Mohammad Ayoub Bali, and driver Sajjad Ahmad.

“A vehicle on the way from Maligam to Ukhrall in Ramban district skidded off the road near Maligam. The vehicle went out of the driver’s control and dropped into a deep gorge,” police said.

Police said that a rescue operation was launched and four bodies were recovered from the accident site.

“Three injured have been shifted to the primary health centre in Ukhrall,” police said.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has condoled the loss of lives in the tragic road accident in Ukhral area of district Ramban.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of precious lives in an unfortunate road accident in Ramban today. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured,” the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor has announced ex-gratia for the victims of Ramban road accident and those who had lost their lives in a tragic landslide in Reasi on Sunday. An ex-gratia of Rs.5 Lakh would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs.50,000. IANS

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