Five, including father-son duo, killed as car plunges into gorge

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Five, including father-son duo, killed as car plunges into gorge

Suhail Khan

Srinagar, May 12 (GNS): Five persons, including a father-son duo, died on Thursday in a road accident in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

An official told news agency GNS, a Maruti car in which five people were travelling fell into 200-ft gorge known as Haji Peer Nullah around 6 am today at Silkote in Uri.

“Five people have died in this unfortunate accident. We have recovered all the five dead bodies from nallah,” he said.  He said the deceased include Silkote Sarpanch Ghulam Hassan and his son Imran Ahmad.

Others who died in the accident have been identified as Arif Ahmad, Imtiyaz Ahmad and Mushtaq Awan, the official said, adding that the bodies have been handed over to their relatives for last rites.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, today expressed grief over the death of five persons in a tragic car accident at Uri, in Baramulla district.

The tragedy occurred when the ill-fated car fell into a 200-metre deep gorge near Silkote, in Uri early morning today.

In her condolence message, the Chief Minister conveyed her heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved family members in their hour of grief and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. (GNS)