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5 dead, 15 injured in Kathua road accident

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Srinagar: Five persons, including a woman, were killed and fifteen others injured after a mini-bus plunged into a gorge in Kathua district late last night.

A police official said the road accident took place when the driver lost control over the minibus near Sila village and the vehicle plunged into a deep gorge, leaving five dead and 15 injured.

The injured were evacuated and shifted to Billawar hospital for treatment.

The official said that a case has been lodged.

LG Manoj Sinha has expressed grief over the accident and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

“Anguished by the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Kathua. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying for the speedy recovery of those injured. Directed district administration to provide best possible treatment to injured,” Office of LG tweeted.

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