Two non-local residents were killed while another sustained critical injuries in a road accident at Panar area on Mughal Road on late Tuesday evening.
Officials told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a mini-truck loaded with chicken was moving from Kashmir to Jammu side via Mughal Road when it plunged into a deep gorge at Panar area near Panar Bridge.
They added that a rescue operation was launched and one of the injured was rescued from the gorge and shifted to sub district hospital Surankote from where he has been referred to GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri where he is undergoing treatment.
The injured has been identified as Jaskaran Singh son of Chanchal Singh resident of Sarwa colony, Yamuna Nagar in Haryana.
Officials further stated that two other men travelling in the ill fated vehicle have died whose bodies have been retrieved on Wednesday evening.
The deceased have been identified as Vivek Sharma and Narinder Bakshi—both residents of Haryana.
Meanwhile, police said to have taken up cognizance of the matter after registration of a case in police station Surankote. (KNO)