7 dead as vehicle rolls down gorge at Zojila Pass

Ganderbal, May 26: Seven people were killed and one was critically injured after a vehicle rolled down a deep gorge along Zojila Pass in Sonamarg in central-Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a Tavera car JK12/6477 travelling from Kargil to Sonamarg skidded off the road and fell into the 400-ft deep gorge at Zojila pass Mandir Morh

He said that in the incident seven persons including five non-locals have lost their lives while as one more from Jharkhand received injuries who has been hospitalized.

He identified the deceased as Azhar Iqbal son of Liyakat Hussain resident of Poonch, Ankit Dileep son of Dileep kumar resident of Gujarat, Gandhi Marmu son of Mangal Marmu resident of Jharkhand, Ranjit s/o Rohit Kumar resident of Phatankot Punjab, Mohd Aslam Paray son of Ab Rashid Paray resident of Kulgam, Nanak Chand son of Bhagvan chand resident of Mathura, UP and Mangal Marmu son of Qadam Marmu resident of Jharkhand.

Injured has been identified as Arvind yadav son of Dayanand Yadav resident of Jharkand has been hospitalized.

Police has taken cognizance of the incident and set investigation into motion—(KNO)