Sonmarg road accident: Body of lady tourist retrieved, one still missing, toll 5

A search operation to trace the two missing lady tourists started on Monday for the second day in Sonmarg area of Ganderbal district. Among the two missing tourists, one of the dead bodies was recovered by the rescuers – taking the toll to 5. The toll is likely to go up as another tourist is still untraceable and is presumed dead.

As reported earlier, four persons died after a cab (JK13B-8950) carrying 9 persons including the driver rolled into the Sonmarg stream near the Gagangeer area yesterday.

Local sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that amid inclement weather, a search operation is underway to locate the missing tourist. The dead body of a missing tourist was retrived from the Nallah Sindh on Monday morning.

A police official said that five persons died in the incident, two sustained injuries, one is still missing and one was rescued safely. Among the five dead only one has been identified as a Neplese labour Nema Pasang Sherpa, presently residing in Leh Ladakh.

Police in this regard have already registered an FIR vide number 14/2024, U/S 279, 337 IPC police station Gund. [KNT]

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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