7 killed, 3 injured after vehicle falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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International Desk:

At least seven people were killed and three others injured after a vehicle carrying them fell into a gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Friday.

The accident took place in mountainous Reasi district, about 210 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

The cause of accident was being ascertained, police said.

According to officials, the vehicle was carrying people attending a wedding.

Last week 13 people were killed and 19 others injured after a passenger bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in region’s Poonch district.

Deadly road accidents are common in India due to overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

According to officials, an average of over 400 deaths take place every day in India due to road accidents.unb

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