Budhal:A Lecturer and two Government teachers, were among seven people killed in tragic road accident in remote Budhal area of district Rajouri this afternoon.
Official sources said that the mishap took place at around 4.30 pm when the ill-fated Tempo Traveller vehicle, bearing registration number, JK02AU/ 8910 was on way to Chassana in Mahore area of district Reasi from Rajouri. Ten persons including a couple and driver, were on board the vehicle when the tragedy struck. There was no rain and the weather was also clear.
As the over-speeding vehicle was hardly 3 kilometers shot of Budhal town, near Kewal village, the driver while giving passage to another vehicle, lost control and the Tempo landed into nearly 200 feet deep gorge, resulting into the death of two persons on the spot and serious injuries to eight other persons including driver.
Immediately after the tragic accident, the locals of the area rushed to the spot and launched rescue operation. Police party from Budhal Police Station led by SHO and Army personnel from the nearby 60 RR Unit also arrived the spot after some time along with Medical team and two ambulances. The vehicle had been turned into nearly ‘wreckage’ after striking with the boulders while rolling down the hill.