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7 killed as vehicle falls into gorge in Ramban

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Banihal/Jammu: Seven people were killed and one injured after their SUV rolled down into a gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, officials said.

The vehicle, which was on its way from Ukhral to Alinbass village, skidded off the link road and rolled down into deep gorge, killing five people on the spot and injuring three others, they said.

The injured were admitted to a hospital, the officials said, adding that two of them succumbed later.

Sources said that a rescue operation was launched by the police along with the locals.

Some of the deceased were identified as Mohammad Iqbal Jaral, Javaid Ahmad Jaral (driver), Tarda Devi, Sanvi Devi and Neelofar Bano.

The injured were shifted to a hospital for treatment. However, one among the injured, identified as Sandeep Singh succumbed while he was being airlifted to Jammu for specialised treatment, taking the death toll to six. Later one more injured succumbed to injuries.

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