MIRPUR (AJK): At least five persons were killed and two others sustained injuries when a private car skidded off road and fell into a deep gorge near Noseri on Neelam valley Road. The accident occurred some 18 km from capital city of Muzaffarabad on Saturday, the police said. The ill-fated car, on board seven persons, was on the way from Neelam Valley to Muzaffarabad when it met the accident at Noseri, felling into deep gorge on the left bank of Neelam River. Resultantly, five persons died on the spot and two others got injured, the Muzaffarabad police sources told this Correspondent Saturday.–Staff Reporter

Identities of the deceased persons could not immediately be ascertained. The injured were rushed to CMH Muzaffarabad where their condition is state to be critical.