Six passengers killed in Doda as vehicle skids off road

Six passengers killed in Doda as vehicle skids off road

Six passengers killed in Doda as vehicle skids off road

Six people were killed and nine injured when a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

A police official said a passenger cab, which was on its way to Charalla from Doda, rolled down from Charalla link road and fell down into 150-feet-deep gorge at Puneja.

"Six passengers died and eight others were injured when a Trax, which was on its way to Chirala from Doda town, plunged into a deep gorge", Doda's senior superintendent of police Mohammed Shabir said. It is notable to mention here that according to official sources, 1500 accidents take place in Jammu division every year with over 2000 deaths and as many as 5000 injuries.

The deceased were identified as Mohd Yousaf Khan (80), son of Wali Khan, resident of Sunar Thawaha; Om Prakash (30), son of Vidya Lal, resident of Bankhan Thawaha; Fazal Din, son of Roshan Din, resident of Jandani and Punjab Singh, son of Khazan Chand, resident of Bonjwah. Bad road conditions and rash driving often cause accidents in the hill district of Doda.

The vehicle carrying 15 people, including the driver, was on its way to Chirala from Pul Doda.

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