A woman and her newborn were among three people killed in a vehicle that lost control and fell into a gorge in Raji Dhanas in Udhampur district on Saturday, police sources said.
The vehicle was taking the woman, identified as Shano Devi, to a hospital in Chenani for delivery, but the woman had one of her twins in the vehicle just before the accident, sources said.
Sources said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which skid of the read and fell into a gorge some 10 km away from Chenani.
She had her second baby in the hospital where she was taken in critical condition. That baby died at the hospital within minutes of being born, a policeman said.
Four people, including her other newborn, were wounded, a policeman said. The baby is critical, the policeman said.
The third fatality was identified as Krishna. Shano Devi and Krishna were both from Pattangarh village.
“The injured were immediately rushed to the Chenani hospital where the woman gave birth to her second child. She succumbed to her injuries. The baby she had at the hospital also died. The injured passengers are being treated in the hospital,” the source