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5 persons killed, 3 injured as cab skids off road in Ramban

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Jammu: Five persons were killed and three others were injured when a taxi cab they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into over 1000-ft gorge in Ramban district on Friday, officials said.

They said that at around 1640 hours, a Sumo vehicle (JK03E-3218) on way from Neel to Tata Pani Sangaldan skidded off the thoroughfare and rolled down into the gorge at Digdol area in the district.

Five persons died on the spot and three others were injured, the officials told GNS. The injured have been shifted to district hospital Ramban for treatment.

SHO Ramban Pardeep Kumar confirmed to GNS the accident. He said that soon after information was received, a massive rescue operation was launched. Five persons died on the spot and three injured persons were removed to the hospital, he added. (GNS)

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