Jammu: Ten persons were killed and five others were injured, four of them critical when a vehicle rolled down into a deep gorge in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
The vehicle, carrying 15 passengers, was on its way to Jammu from Mahore belt of the district when it skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge in Soit area, police said.
In the mishap, nine persons were killed on the spot.
Among the injured, who were admitted to a nearby hospital, one of them succumbed to his injuries during the treatment on Tuesday afternoon, they said.
Meanwhile, four critically injured persons are being shifted to GMC hospital in Jammu for further treatment while one injured have been admitted in Mahore hospital.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed deep grief over the loss of lives in the mishap and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families, while praying for the early recovery of the injured.
The chief minister directed the Divisional Administration and Health Department to provide all required medical treatment to the injured.
The state Governor N N Vohra, in his condolence message, has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery of all those injured in this accident.
Story First Published: December 18, 2012 20:10 IST