Three persons were killed on Sunday night in Kandni area of Kishtwar. Reports from Kandni area said that a car that was on its way to Kishtwar from Jammu rolled down near Kandni into a deep nullah adjacent to the Chenab river.
There were five persons travelling in the car. Two persons died on spot where as other three were critically injured and shifted to Sub-district hospital, Thathri.
Sources said two persons namely Kiwal Kishore and Satish Kummar died on the spot and Sher Lal died while being shifted to the hospital. Two critically injured persons were still under treatment in the Thathri hospital and doctor said that both of them were out of danger. They have been identified as Gopi Nath and Jugal Kishore, all resident of Kandni.
The sources added that the actual cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained but locals said all five had consumed excess liquor.
Many social and political organisation have expressed their condolences over this accident. Shakti Parihar, Sunil Kumar, Tariq Ahmed Keen, GM Saroori, MLA Inderwal, MLA Kishtwar Sajjad Kichloo and PDP candidate Majeed Batt expressed condolences.