6 killed in Doda road mishap
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, June 5: At least six persons were killed when a Sumo skidded off the road and fell into a nallah on Thatri-Kilotran road in mountainous Doda district on Sunday afternoon.
Police said four persons were killed on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries on way to the Doda hospital. Two more persons were feared dead as local believed that eight persons were travelling in the vehicle, which met with the mishap.
Officials said the Tata Sumo (JK14-B 0617) which was on way from Thatri to Kilotran skidded off the road and fell into Bathri Nallah at around 4 PM today.
Locals rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation. The bodies were retrieved from the nallah after hectic efforts by the locals and police.
Four persons, identified as Vaid Parkash (driver) son of Doni Chand of Saroor, Kishtwar, Zainab Begum wife of Noor Muhammad, Badra Begum wife of Lal Hussain both residents of Bathri and Suman Kumar son of Dewan Chand of Indloo died on the spot while two persons named Subhash Chander and Muhammad Hussain son of Sattar Din of Thatri were shifted to Doda hospital in a critical condition. However both later succumbed to their injuries on way to the hospital, taking the total toll to six.
Residents said that eight persons were travelling in the vehicle. “Searches to trace more bodies, if any, from the river were going on till the last report came in,” officials said.
People blamed the district administration for the mishap alleging that most of the taxies, operating in the districts, were hired by the district administration for election purposes leaving very few vehicles on the road for public usage.
Meanwhile two persons were killed and 11 others injured in separate road accidents across the Valley, police said.
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