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3 children among 7 dead in Reasi road accident

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Jammu, Dec 14: Seven people, including three children, were killed and three others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Reasi district, police said Friday.

The accident took place in the Tamasgali area of the district late Thursday night when the four-wheeler was returning from a marriage party, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) Nikhal Gogba said.

Seven people were brought dead to the GMC Hospital, he said, adding that three others were hospitalised in injured condition.

The deceased were identified as 8-years-old Pankaj, 9-years-old Bikram, 14-year-old Ram Singh, 20-years-old Ragnu Nath, 22-years-old Surdhol Singh, 25-years-old Romesh Singh and 40-years-old Karan Singh, Gogba said.

The injured, Uttam Singh (32), Pardev Singh (21) and Lehar Dingh (29), are undergoing treatment at the GMC Hospital in Jammu, he said.

An FIR has been lodged against the driver of the vehicle, the DSP said, adding that he may have been under the influence of liquor.

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