Doda, Aug 11: Five people were killed in two separate road accidents in Chenab Valley of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
At least four passengers were killed when a cab JK02-AR-8358 met with an accident on Suigwari-Chirala road near Puneja village of Doda district.
The taxi carrying 13 passengers including drivers was on its way from Pul Doda to Chirala when it skidded off the road and fell into a 150-feet deep gorge.
The deceased were identified as Mohd Yousaf Khan (80), son of Wali Khan, resident of Sunar Thawaha; Om Prakash (30), son of Vidya Lal, resident of Bankhan Thawaha; Fazal Din, son of Roshan Din, resident of Jandani and Punjab Singh, son of Khazan Chand, resident of Bonjwah.
In another accident a driver of a Tata Mobile vehicle was killed when he lost the control over it and it felt into a deep gorge.
A police official said that Akhtar Hussain, a resident of Link Road Kishtwar was heading to his home from Paddar when he met with an accident near Kishtwar, resulting in his on spot death.
The Tata Mobile (JK17 2125) according to police was badly damaged in the accident. (CNS)