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CRPF jawan, among three dead, in highway accident

Press Trust of India  |  Banihal (JK) 

Three people, including a jawan, were and another injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge along the Jammu-national highway in Ramban district, the police said.

The vehicle, on its way to Jammu from Srinagar, belonged to Justice M K Hanjura of High Court, a police spokesman said.

The judge was not travelling in the vehicle as he was scheduled to travel by air, he said.

The vehicle fell into the 200-metre gorge near Kela Morh, 7 km from Ramban town, around 9.45 am.

Rescuers immediately swung into action and rushed the four injured to a hospital, where one of them was declared brought and two others succumbed to their injuries, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban, Mohan Lal, said.

The deceased were identified as personal security officer (PSO) of the judge, constable (34) of 175th battalion CRPF, driver (35) and cook Hukum Chand (39), the SSP said.

Another PSO, also a jawan, was injured in the and is undergoing treatment, he added.

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 16:13 IST