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 - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases

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 - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning

Rescue operations are still going on, as per last reports. An investigation is underway and further details are awaited. Also Read - Bihar: 9 Killed, Several Missing After Vehicle Carrying 15 Passengers Falls Into River Ganga