Four Army soldiers killed, one injured in Ramban road mishap

Special Correspondent
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 1: At least seven people died on Friday in different road mishaps in twin Jammu and Kashmir regions, police here said.
Four Army jawans were killed while one was critically injured when a car they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in mountainous Ramban district.
“Four Army personnel died while one suffered injuries when a private car (JK02N-6332) they were travelling in skidded off and plunged into 300 to 400 deep gorge on Monday evening at around 1850 hours near Shaitani Nullah in Banihal on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway,” Mohan Lal, SSP Ramban here said.
He said that the jawans were posted in Srinagar and were on way to Jammu on leave when the mishap took place.
“The injured have been rushed to the Srinagar hospital”, he asserted. The deceased were identified as Rifleman (JAKLI) Pawan Kumar, resident of Jammu, Rifleman Vijay Kumar, son of Rattan Lal, Rattan Lal, resident of Gau Manasan, Jammu, Om Parkash, son of Badrinath, resident of Sunetar, Ramnagar, district Udhampur and Pawan Kumar, resident of village Dhanwal, Akhnoor.
Meanwhile injured jawan was Joginder Pal, resident of village Bagyal, Palli Morh, district Kathua.
Meanwhile three people, including two police personnel, were killed and seven others injured today in road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara and Pulwama districts.
In Kupwara, two persons were killed and four others injured after their car skidded and fell into a stream in the Kralpora area, a police spokesman said.
The deceased have been identified as Head Constable Habibullah Lone and Ruqaiya Begum, he said.
In the other accident, two cars collided at the Barsoo area in Pulwama, killing a police constable and injuring three others, the spokesman said.
Constable Farooq was declared brought dead by doctors at a hospital in the district, he said.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir Munir Ahmad Khan has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the police personnel and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls, the spokesman said.