KISHTWAR, Nov 19: A driver and his associate were killed when the truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into deep gorge near Drabshalla on Kishtwar-Doda-Batote highway late last night.
The ill-fated vehicle bearing registration number was on its way to Jammu from Kishtwar, when the driver lost control over the truck and it landed into deep gorge near Drabshalla late last night, resulting into on the spot death of driver and his associate.
On getting information, police team rushed to the spot and started operation to retrieve the bodies. After hectic efforts, the bodies were retrieved from the gorge and shifted to District Hospital Kishtwar for autopsy.
After completing medical and legal formalities, the bodies were handed over to legal heirs for last rites.
The deceased were identified as Kishore Lal (driver) of district Jammu and his associate Gulzar Ahmed of Nagrota Jammu.
A case under relevant Sections has been registered at Kishtwar Police Station and investigation started.