J&K: 4 tourists among 5 killed after car falls into gorge at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh highway

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By ETV Bharat English Desk

Published : Dec 5, 2023, 6:49 PM IST

Updated : Dec 5, 2023, 10:13 PM IST

J&K: 7 tourists killed after car falls into deep gorge at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh highway

Five people including four tourists died in a road accident at Zojila Pass on the Srinagar-Leh national highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Five people including four tourists from Kerala were killed when a car they were travelling in rolled down a deep gorge on Zojila Pass on the Srinagar-Leh national highway on Tuesday. The tourists were on their way to Sonamarg in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

The car slid off the road and plunged into the deep gorge near Zojila Pass, an official told ETV Bharat. Soon after the accident, the Sonamarg police reached the spot and carried out the rescue operation.

The incident took place when the vehicle carrying eight people (seven tourists and one driver) skidded off the road as there was snow all around and fell into the deep gorge. While four tourists died on the spot, the driver of the car identified as Ajaz Ahmad Awan who was critically injured succumbed on the way to the hospital.

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Last Updated :Dec 5, 2023, 10:13 PM IST
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