Jammu, December 29
At least seven people died when a passenger taxi met with an accident and rolled down into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. “A taxi last evening met with an accident on Gulabgard-Ishtyari road in Padder area of Kishtwar District,” police spokesman here said. He said that the passenger taxi met with an accident near village Thumb some 150 KMs from Kishtwar. He further added that due to poor road connectivity the police team could not reach on time for rescue operation. The vehicle had plunged into 900 metres deep gorge, they added. The deceased however, were identified as Manoj Kumar, son of Mohan Lal, resident of Ongaie (driver), Narinder Kumar, son of Gyan Chand, resident of Tham, Sunil Kumar, son of Sahab Singh, resident of Tham, Aman Singh, son of Devan Chand, resident of Swash, Dharminder Singh, son of Kartargh, resident of Bastaun, Rohit, son of Roop Singh, resident of Swash and Rangail Singh, son of Bodh Raj Resident of Swash.