Seven members of a family, including three women, were  killed when their vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a river in  Rajouri district on Monday.

The car was coming to Rajouri from Jammu when its driver lost control in the Narian area at round 5.00 PM, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Yougal Manhas was quoted as saying by PTI.

He said the police rushed to the scene of the accident and retrieved all the seven bodies from the river.

The deceased have been identified as 41-year-old Mahmood Ahmad,personal assistant to deputy commissioner Rajouri, his wife Jamila Begum (38) and their children — Rehan (11), Alisha (9) and Husnain (7) — his brother Abdul Aziz (32) and sister Akhter Begum (25)

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