DODA, Mar 23: A driver and his associate were killed when their truck was hit by a landslide in this hilly district.
As per police official, a truck bearing registration number JK02AC-5185 was on its way from Thathri to Gandoh when a landslide hit the vehicle near Piyakul area in tehsil Kahara, burying alive two of its occupants driver Shahzad Saleem, son of Mohammad Saleem Beigh, a resident of Cherhar, District Kishtwar and Mohammad Arif, son of Mohammad Hussain, a resident of Berwar District Kishtwar.
While the driver’s body was retrieved from the spot at around 3 am, the other body was recovered around 7 am, the official said, adding that both the bodies were shifted to a trauma centre Thathri.
After completing legal and medical formalities, the bodies of the deceased were handed over to family members for last rites.
In this regards, cognizance has been taken by Thathri Police.