Two dead as truck falls into gorge in  Doda district

BHADERWAH/ JAMMU: Two people were killed and another was seriously injured on Tuesday when the truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, officials said.

The truck was on its way from Doda to Bharath, when the accident occurred near Army checkpoint at Bari area after the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve, they said.

According to reports, a police team and volunteers from Ababeel NGO immediately rushed to the spot and started rescue operation.

Doda SSP Mumtaz Ahmed said, “All three people were taken to Doda district hospital, where doctors declared two of them as brought dead, while the injured was referred to GMC Jammu.”

Mohinder Singh (45) and Surjeet Singh (48) were killed in the accident, while the injured has been identified as Sat Pal (50), he said.

A case has been registered and the investigation into the matter is on, the SSP said. (AGENCIES)


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