Bhaderwah, May 11: In a tragic incident, two middle-aged men were killed after their car skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Malhori village on Batote - Kishtwar National highway on Thursday evening, police said.
The mishap happened after the driver of the car lost control over the vehicle and it plunged into 200 ft deep gorge.
Passersby raised an alarm after which locals and police started a rescue operation and shifted both the persons to Medical College Doda.
Confirming the incident, SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom, said: "Two persons travelling in a private car bearing registration number JK06A - 1026 were on its way to Jammu from Prem Nagar area of Doda, when they reached at Malhori, the driver lost control while negotiating a curve due to over speeding and rash driving.”
"Both were shifted to GMC Doda, where doctors declared them as brought dead," SSP added, saying that the bodies will be handed over to family members after postmortem and other legal formalities.
The deceased have been identified as Joginder Paul S/O Lt Bodh Raj R/O Panthan Parnote Prem Nagar and Ranjeet Kumar S/O Swami Raj R/o Prem Nagar.