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9 dead, 6 injured as tempo falls into gorge in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A vehicle carrying passengers skidded off and rolled rolled down into a 200-feet deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district killing nine people and injuring six others, police said today.

The tempo fell into the gorge at the Chechi Nallah area in the Mahore belt of the district this morning, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Reasi, Tahi Sajad Bhat told PTI.

He said nine people were killed and six others injured in the incident and a rescue operation has been launched.

The SSP said the injured are being shifted to the hospital and efforts are being made to recover the bodies.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 11:32 IST