Four feared dead after car plunges into Chenab river in J&K's Doda

Due to darkness, neither the vehicle nor any of the four occupants could be traced till now, said Mr Zargar.
A rescue operation has been launched to trace the four persons after a car plunged into Chenab river in J&K's Doda district.
A rescue operation has been launched to trace the four persons after a car plunged into Chenab river in J&K's Doda district.GK photo

Bhaderwah, Nov 08: Four persons are feared dead after their car met skidded off the road and rolled down into the Chenab river this evening at Shibnote-Karar in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ill-fated white-colour car in which four people were travelling was on its way from Doda towards Kishtwar via Prem Nagar, SDM Thathri, Athar Amin Zargar told Greater Kashmir.

"As per reports from the police naka party at Karara, the driver lost control over the car following which it skidded on the Batote - Kishtwar National Highway and rolled down into river Chenab at around 7.30 pm," he said.

Soon after receiving information, a police party from Thathri Police Station swung into action and started a rescue operation with the help of local volunteers and rafters JK adventures stationed near mishap site at Shibnote, he added.

Due to darkness, neither the vehicle nor any of the four persons could be traced till now, said Mr Zargar.

Those feared drowned have been identified as Rohan Mangotra S/o Sadhu Ram, R/o Nai Dangry Doda, Aditya Kotwal s/o Rakesh Kumar, R/o Paryote Doda, Surjeet Singh s/o Dharam Singh, R/o Jodhpur Doda and Vishal Chandel s/o Jagdish, R/o Shiva Suhanda Doda.

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