Nine injured in Poonch road accident

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At least nine people were injured in a road accident that took place near the Sundri area of Saujiyan in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district on Monday.

An unnamed official said that the passengers travelling in sumo had narrow escape after the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge covered with snow.

“Due to snow cover there, a major incident was averted and the all passengers received minor injuries,” he said.

He said that the passenger cab was on its way to Kandi from Saujiyan when near Sundri Nallah the driver lost control over the vehicle due to slippery conditions amid snowfall. “The vehicle skidded off the road and fell into the roadside snow-covered gorge.”

He said that in the incident nine persons received minor injuries and they have been shifted to Primary Healthcare Center (PHC) Saujiyan, where they are undergoing treatment. (KNO)

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