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Death toll mounts to eight in Ramban road accident

A teenage girl injured in a road accident in Ramban district
of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday succumbed around midnight, taking the death
toll to eight.

Seven persons died, while a teenage girl suffered grievous
injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in this
hilly district on Saturday.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban, Anita Sharma, said,
“A Tata Sumo, JK03A 3777, carrying eight passengers, including the driver, and
en route to Alinbass from Ukhral, slipped into a ravine at MorhMutilihal. As a
result, four persons were killed on the spot, whereas four others sustained
injuries.”

Two among the injured succumbed to their injuries on way to
the hospital, while two others were airlifted to Government Medical College and
Hospital, Jammu, where one of them succumbed during treatment, she said.

Reportedly, the taxi was being driven “negligently” and the
driver lost control, the SSP said, adding that the matter is under
investigation.

The SSP identified the deceased as Sandeep Singh, son of
Sadhu Singh of Alinbass, NeelofarBanoo, 16, daughter of Muhammad Ashraf Jaral
of Khudmullah Dhanmasta, Muhammad Iqbal, 19, of Alinbass, Sanvi Devi, 10,
daughter of Subash Singh of KunchiUkhral, Faizan Ahmad Jaral, 14, son of Farooq
Ahmad Jaral, Tara Devi, 54, wife of Dhan Chand of Batote, and, Javeed Ahmed
Jaral, 45, son of Attaullah of Alinbass.

The injured girl, identified as Rahat Ashraf, 18, daughter
of Ashraf Jaral of Khudmuulla Dhanmasta succumbed late last night.

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