Three persons were killed and six others injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Nagrota this morning, police said.

The incident occurred when a Tata Sumo, which was on its way to Katra, skidded at a curve and fell into a deep gorge near Nagrota, 20 kms from here, in the outskirts of Jammu city.

Three persons died on the spot while six others, who were injured, have been shifted to a hospital, police said, adding the bodies have been recovered.