New Delhi: At least nine persons died and five others were injured after a passenger vehicle skidded off and fell into a deep gorge in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Keran Encounter: 5 Militants Killed, 5 Jawans Martyred in Kupwara District of Jammu and Kashmir

The incident happened around 5:30 PM in a remote Malhar village of Kathua district. According to reports, the driver of the vehicle lost control, drifted off the road and rolled down a 300 feet deep gorge. The injured have been sent to a nearby hospital, several of whom are said to be in critical condition. Also Read - ‘Don’t Listen to News Too Much, Spend Quality Time With Family,’ J-K Administration Advises People

Rescue operations are still going on, as per last reports. An investigation is underway and further details are awaited. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Security Forces Foil Infiltration Attempt, Kill 9 Terrorists in 24 Hours