7 dead, 33 injured in Reasi waterfall accident
Seven persons died and 33 were injured when a rock rolled down a waterfall in Reasi Reasi district on Sunday, Police said.
Police said a large number of people were bathing under a waterfall in Sair Baba area in Reasi when a huge rock rolled down from the top, crushing the bathers.
The five persons confirmed dead at District Hospital Reasi were identified as Lucky son of Pritam of Gangyal; Sachin Kumar son of Kuldeep Janipur, Sunny Kumar; Kamal Sharma son of Om Parkash of Talab Tillo while the identity of the fifth dead person at the hospital was not confirmed.
The two persons confirmed dead at Super Specialty hospital at Narayana were identified as Priti Gupta, wife of Sanjeev Gupta of Jammu and Darshana Devi of Arnas.
At least 33 others have been injured in this accident which occurred around 3.50 pm.
“All the injured are being shifted to Narayana super specialty hospital in Katra town," police said, adding that full details would come after the rescue operation is completed.
Local people, Police and Army launched a rescue and relief operation.