At least three people were killed, and six were injured as the passenger cab carrying them plunged into a deep gorge near the Mahore area of district Reasi, J&K.

It was a Tata Sumo carrying nine persons, out of which three had already lost their lives, and the rest were rushed to the nearest community health centre. The treatment of the injured is still underway, and they have been referred to GMC Jammu.

Overloading and dilapidated road conditions have turned out to be the major cause behind the incident. People of the region have expressed grief over the tragedy and have appealed to the UT administration to take stock of the situation and provide compensation to the bereaved families.

The identification of the deceased and further details are awaited.

Aditi Tikku