7 died in separate road accidents

At least seven persons were killed and five others injured today in two separate road accidents in Rajouri and Kathua districts, respectively.

In the first mishap, four persons were killed when a Santro car, heading towards Mendhar in Poonch district from Jammu, skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge at Bilogra in Rajouri district, said a police officer.

Operation to recover the bodies is on.

In the other incident, an ambulance vehicle, which was on its way from Katra in Reasi district to Ludhiana in Punjab, met an accident at Chadwal Morh in Kathua district, police said.

Three persons died and five others were injured in the mishap, police said, adding that the injured have been hospitalised.

According to police sources, the tragedy took place when while saving pedestrian, the driver lost control over the vehicle and turned turtle.

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