One killed, 16 injured in Jammu road accidents

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Jammu, Aug 24 (UNI) A man was killed and 16 others were injured in different road accidents in the Jammu region in last 24 hours, police sources said here today.

''A driver died on the spot, when his vehicle, which was on its way from Karole to Kundi, rolled down and fell into a 400-foot-deep gorge near Ramban,'' official sources told UNI.

The driver has been identified as Abdul Gani, a resident of Dhandala Dhand Thrath, while five others also got injured in the accident. Police and Army evacuated the injured from the spot and rushed them to a nearby hospital.

However, 11 people were admitted in GMC Jammu after they sustained injuries in the different road accidents here and outskirts.

Meanwhile, two truck drivers were seriously injured in stone pelting in different regions of the state.

Driver Joginder Singh, a resident of Simbal camp in Jammu, sustained serious injuries, when his truck was pelted with stones at Bimana Chowk in Srinagar. Later, he was referred from government medical hospital Barzula to Medical College Jammu, police said, adding, ''another truck driver Jagdish Raj, a resident of Bani Basholi, also sustained injuries due to stone pelting near Samba district and he was also undergoing treatment.'' UNI VBH LPB RAI2045

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