Jammu: Three people, including a student, died when a mini bus they were travelling in rolled down on the road in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, today.
“A mini bus on way from border village to Samba town this morning met with an accident due to break failure and rolled down on the road,” police here said. “Police and locals rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to the district hospital,” they said.
The accident took place when a mini bus they were travelling in rolled down on the road in Samba district, said an official.
He said the bus was on way to Samba from a border village when the driver lost control over the vehicle due to brake failure.
Earlier, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, has been closed due to landslides. However, the historic Mughal road and highway linking Ladakh region with Kashmir were through for traffic, a traffic police official said.
He said the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed last evening following fresh landslides at several places, including at Rattanbas Banihal. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, immediately pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to clear the landslides and resume traffic.
The road clearance operation was on when the reports last came in, he said, adding that traffic will be resumed only after receiving green signal from the BRO and officials posted at different places on the highway. He said no fresh vehicle was allowed from Srinagar or Jammu.
Meanwhile, large number of vehicles, including trucks loaded with essentials for Kashmir valley, are stranded at some places on other side of the Banihal.
Fresh traffic will be allowed only after clearing stranded vehicles. For security reasons no security force vehicle was allowed on the highway yesterday. The historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, was through for both way traffic.