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Four tourists, local driver killed in road accident at Zojila Pass

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Ganderbal: Five persons, including four tourists, died after their cab met with an accident at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh highway on Tuesday afternoon.

An official said that an SUV with at least seven tourists on board met with an accident and plunged into a gorge at Yadav Morh near Zojila Pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway.

He said that a rescue operation was launched immediately, adding that at least four tourists died in the mishap. The deceased are said to be from Kerala.

The official said that two other persons, including the driver of the ill-fated vehicle, were seriously injured in the mishap. They were moved to PHC Sonamarg where they were referred to SKIMS Soura for specialised treatment. However, the driver succumbed at the facility.

He said that two more persons suffered minor injuries in the mishap.

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