Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar confirmed the accident and said eight people died after their car fell into a deep ravine in the Marwah area of Kishtwar around 5:30pm.
J&K | Eight people died when a car crashed into a deep ravine around 5:30pm in the Marwah area of Kishtwar: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2022
Police said a passenger taxi (Tata Sumo) had an accident on the way from Alyasar to Tatapani in Marwah Belt, UNI news agency reported.
“I am shocked and saddened to hear about the traffic accident,” said Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Chief Minister of J&K, expressing his condolences to the bereaved.
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the traffic accident at Alasyar Road, Marwah, Kishtwar District, J&K which killed 8 people (including 4 women).
May the departed souls rest in peace.
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved.
— Ghulam Nabi Azad (@ghulamnazad) November 16, 2022
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh tweeted, saying: “I just spoke to Dr. Spoken to Devansh Yadav from DC Kishtwar after I received the news of an unfortunate Tata Sumo traffic accident in the Marwah area. 8 people died on the spot, rescue operations are underway to recover more people. Any assistance will be provided, further assistance will also be provided if required. My condolences to the bereaved.”
Just spoke to DC #Kishtwar dr Devansh Yadav after receiving news of an unfortunate Tata Sumo road accident in the Marwah area. 8 people died on the spot, rescue operations are underway to recover more people. All possible assistance will be provided, further help than
– dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) November 16, 2022
More details are awaited.