Srinagar: Seven persons, including two minors, were killed and three others injured as the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The accident happened in Sujandhar village on Thursday.

The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital where they are undergoing treatment.

Reports say that the private car, carrying a marriage party (baraatis) was overloaded. It was heading towards Chourakote from Sujandha village when the driver lost control over it. As a result, the vehicle plunged into a gorge at Damasgali. More details in connection with the incident are yet awaited.

Earlier on December 7, at least eleven people were killed in a road accident in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The accident took place after a bus fell into a deep gorge near Mandi Plera area. The bus was heading towards Poonch from Loran, a report claimed.