Xen among four R&B officials killed in Doda road accident

Low visibility due to foggy conditions and rainfall apparently caused the accident: official
Xen among four R&B officials killed in Doda road accident
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Bhaderwah, Nov 14: Four officials of the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department, including the Executive Engineer (XEN) Doda, died in a road accident in the Trungal area of Assar on Batote-Kishtwar National Highway in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

An official vehicle bearing registration number JK02CC-0701carrying three officers of R&B Doda including SE, AEE and Xen skidded of the road and fell into a 200 mtr deep gorge near Trungal bridge in Assar, 37 Km Doda town, on Batote - Kishtwar National Highway, an official of police station Assar said.

"The accident apparently occurred due to low visibility because of the fog and heavy rainfall at 10.45 am this morning. A police party from Police station Assar along with locals reached the spot and stated a rescue operation but three of the four persons were found dead on the spot, while the injured has been shifted to CHC Assar," the official added.

The deceased R&B officials have been identified as Executive Engineer Doda Rafiq Shah, a resident of Poonch, AEE Kamal Kishore resident of Udhampur and driver Abdul Hafiz of Doda.

The injured SE who was undergoing treatment at CHC Assar has alsk succumbed, said an official. He has been identified as Suresh Kumar of Jammu.

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