One killed, 20 injured in IIOJK road accident

Jammu, January 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, one person was killed and several others were injured in a road accident inside Banihal-Qazigund tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar highway, today.

A mini-bus carrying tourists from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh turned turtle inside the tunnel in Banihal area of Ramban district in Jammu region, leaving the driver dead and 20 passengers injured, officials said.

The mini-bus on way to Srinagar when the driver lost control inside the tunnel due to over-speeding, the officials said. They said driver Tariq Ahmed, a resident of Udhampur, died on the spot, while 20 tourists were injured and rushed to the nearby Banihal and Qazigund hospitals.

They said 11 of the injured were later discharged after treatment while three are in “serious” condition.

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