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4 Members of Family Among 5 Killed in Samba Accident

The deceased have been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Bhat (71), his wife Zaina Begum (65), their son Iqbal Ahmad Bhat (25), and daughter Masrat Jan (21). The driver has been identified as Saqib, also a resident of Anantnag.


JAMMU — Four members of a family were among five persons killed while one person was injured when a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Samba district of Jammu on Saturday.

Official sources said Innova (JK01U-2234) met with an accident at Mansar in which four family members hailing from Village Brah Ranipora Annatnag died on spot along with the drive.

They were on way from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley. The deceased have been identified as Gulzar Ahmad Bhat (71), his wife Zaina Begum(65), their son Iqbal Ahmad Bhat(25) and daughter Masrat Jan(21). The driver has been identified as Saqib, also a resident of Anantnag.

A police officer however said that identifications were ascertained. He said a case has been registered and further investigations are underway.

The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President, Omar Abdullah on Saturday expressed grief over the death of five people in the accident.

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Sharing in the grief of the bereaved, the duo prayed for peace to the deceased. Meanwhile, South Zone President, Dr Bashir Veeri, DP Anantnag Altaf Ah Wani, Riyaz Khan have also condoled the demise of five people and prayed for peace to the departed.

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