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J&K: Five tourists killed after car falls into deep gorge at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh highway

All the seven people belonged to Kerala. The driver of the car is critically injured and has been referred to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura for treatment.

Shashwat Bhandari Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: December 05, 2023 20:17 IST
Zojila Pass, Srinagar Leh Highway
Image Source : INDIA TV Seven tourists have died in an accident after their car skids off the road at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh highway.

At least five tourists have died in a road accident at Zojila Pass on the Srinagar-Leh national highway in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Ganderbal district. Soon after the accident, the Sonamarg police reached the spot and carried out the rescue operation.

The incident took place when a vehicle carrying eight people (Seven tourists and one driver) fell into a deep gorge on the Srinagar-Leh highway near Zojila Pass after their car skidded off the road as there was snow all around. Five people have died in the incident while three others are being treated at a hospital. The deceased belonged to Kerala. 

The driver of the car identified as Ajaz Ahmad Awan, is critically injured and has been referred to SKIMS Soura for treatment.

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Reported by Aaqib Rassol 

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