Ramban: Five persons died in four separate accidents in Ramban, Doda, and Reasi districts of Jammu division on Thursday.
Police said a car (JK04A 2330) rolled into a deep gorge in Kelamorh area of Ramban on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, resulting in the on-spot death of the driver.
Soon after the accident, rescue teams of the Police, SDRF, and Civil Quick Response Team reached the spot and retrieved the body from the gorge, and shifted it to the mortuary of District Hospital Ramban.
Police identified the deceased as Mudasir Ahmad Langno, 37, son of Noor Muhammad Langno of Dalgate, Srinagar.
SHO of Police Station Ramban, Inspector Sandeep Singh Charak said that after conducting a postmortem and other legal formalities, the body was handed over to the relatives of the deceased.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramban, Mussrat Islam advised the people driving on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway to drive with utmost care, saying that there was no harm in reaching home late.
He said four accidents had been reported on the highway in the last five days.
In another accident, a scooter rider died on the Kashtigagh road of Doda.
Police said that a scooter (JK06B 2598) collided with a tempo traveller (JK06 6676) at Ziani in Kastigarh, resulting in the on-spot death of the scooter rider.
Police identified the deceased scooter rider as Abdul Qayoom, son of Ghulam Hassan of Poti, Kashtigagrh, Doda.
In another road accident in Reasi district, two cousin brothers died on the spot.
Police said a car (JK11D 5950) on way to Sanglikote from Chassana went out of the control of its driver and plunged into a gorge at Hamosan, resulting in the on-spot death of two persons traveling in the car.
Police identified the deceased as Manjeet Singh, 35, son of Navratan Singh and Gurbashk Singh, 25, son of Isher Singh, both residents of Malikote Chassana, Reasi.
In another accident, a 19-year-old motorcycle rider died after a speedy vehicle coming from the opposite direction hit his motorcycle in the Lamber area of Banihal late Thursday evening.
Police said that an unknown vehicle coming from the opposite direction near Lamber Toll Plaza in Banihal on the Srinagar-Jammu highway hit the motorcycle (JK19A 2685), resulting in the motorcycle rider sustaining critical injuries.
He was rushed to Sub District Hospital Banihal where doctors declared him dead.
Police identified the deceased motorcyclist as Ahrar Ahmed, 19, son of Muhammad Yousaf Tantary of Ashar, Banihal.
Police said that the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident fled from the spot.