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Five tourists killed in separate mishaps

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Four tourists hailing from Punjab, one from Maharashtra

Srinagar: Five tourists were killed in two separate mishaps across Kashmir Valley on Saturday, officials said.

Four Punjab residents died, while three were critically injured in a road accident in Nipora area of Kulgam district on Saturday afternoon, they said.

An official said that a vehicle on way from Qazigund to Srinagar skidded off the road near grid station in Nipora area.

He said seven tourists—all from Punjab’s Moga district—were onboard the vehicle when the incident took place.

“The injured were shifted to GMC hospital Anantnag, where four were pronounced dead and three are said to be critical,” he said.

Police has taken cognizance of the incident, the official said adding that investigations are underway.

Meanwhile, a Maharashtra resident died after he got trapped under a snow slide at Thajwas glacier in Ganderbal’s Sonamarg area, officials said.

He said that two people got burier under a snow slide when they were sliding on Thajwas glacier.

He said that the duo was immediately rescued and shifted to PHC Sonamarg, where one of them was pronounced dead.

The deceased has been identified as Deepak Parlad Patel (38) son of Dr Jagdeah of Maharashtra.

Police have taken up congnisance of the matter.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the tragic road accident in Kulgam Saturday in which four residents of Punjab lost their lives and three others were injured.

In a condolence message, the Lt Governor said: “I am deeply grieved and saddened to learn about the loss of precious lives in an unfortunate road accident in Kulgam Saturday. My sincere condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for the early recovery of the injured. I have directed the District Administration to provide all necessary assistance, as provided in rule, to the affected families”.


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