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5 from Gurdaspur killed in accident in J&K’s Samba

Police said eight people injured in the mishap shifted to GMC, Jammu.

india Updated: May 25, 2018 13:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
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Five persons, including a child, were killed and eight others injured when their vehicle hit a parapet and turned turtle on the Jammu -Pathankot Highway in Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

“At 0200 hours, an Innova on its way from Jammu towards Punjab hit the parapet and turned turtle at Tapyal on the highway,” a police officer said. The vehicle was overspeeding, he added.

He said five persons were killed and eight others injured in the mishap. The deceased, who hailed from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, included three women and an infant. The victims were identified as driver Lovepreet Singh, Punnu (30), Veena, Geeta Devi (60) and a one-year-old child.

Meanwhile, the injured were shifted to government medical college and hospital in Jammu.

First Published: May 25, 2018 13:50 IST