9 dead, 5 injured as vehicle falls into deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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NEW DELHI– Nine people died and five were injured when a vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, a local police told Xinhua over phone.

The accident occurred in the Malhar area of Kathua district on Saturday evening, the police said.The victims included women and children.

"The eye-witnesses said that the vehicle, a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), carrying 14 people, was being driven at a high speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle at a sudden turn, and, as a result, the vehicle fell into a deep gorge," the police said.

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