Two dead, 36 injured in Jammu road accidents

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Jammu, Oct 4 (UNI) Two people were killed and 36 others injured in different road accidents in Jammu region in the last 24 hours, police today said.

''A truck driver identified as Gurmeet Singh, resident of Dhanowa, Tehsil Mukherian died on the spot when his truck, loaded with FCI rice, which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar met with an accident near Khooni Nallah on the National Highway in Ramban district,'' police told UNI.

The truck rolled down and fell into a 1000-feet deep gorge while both driver and his associate died on the spot.

Meanwhile four people were injured when a truck, on its way from Doda to Batote, skidded off the road at Haldanoo near Batote on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

''The police party and locals rushed to the spot and rescued the injured. They were immediately shifted to the hospital,'' police said.

Meanwhile 32 people sustained injuries in different road accidents in Jammu city and outskirts and have been hospitalised.

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