Jammu: One person was killed and two others injured when a vehicle plunged into a gorge at Layee Padder area of Kishtwar.
The deceased person has been identified as Prikshit Kumar (52), Village Level Worker (VLW), son of Bal Krishan, resident of Lambi Gali in Udhampur.
Police sources said that the road mishap took place when the driver of the safari bearing registration number JK14D lost control over the vehicle on reaching Layee Naka and it skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge. They were heading towards Machail when the road mishap occurred.
Immediately, a rescue operation was launched and the vehicles were rushed to the hospital at SDH Atholi. However, Prikshit Kumar was pronounced dead and the other two injured were given immediate medical care.
The injured were identified as Pankaj Kumar (44), son of Krishan Lal, and Rakesh Batla (45), son of Munshi Ram, both residents of Udhampur district. Investigation into the road accident was started after the registration of FIR. An attempt was made to get official word from SSP Kishtwar, but he was not available for comments.