Srinagar, Nov 12:
Sixteen people, including five women and three children, were killed on Tuesday
when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in
Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said.
Superintendent of Police, Doda, Mumtaz Ahmad said one more person was rescued
from the accident site near Marmat area of the hilly district in a critical
condition and admitted to hospital for treatment.
were killed on the spot after the accident and four more succumbed to injuries
while undergoing treatment, the SSP told PTI.
the SUV was headed for Gowa village of Marmat from Kleeni when its driver lost
control while negotiating a blind curve and the vehicle fell into the
700-metre-deep gorge around 3.25 pm.
The condition of
the only survivor, who was initially treated at a local hospital and later
shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu, is critical, they
minor boy was crushed to death by a speedy truck near Miran Sahib in the
outskirts of Jammu on Tuesday.
Sumit Kumar, a
Class 7 student, was crossing the road outside his house when he was hit by the
truck, a police official said, adding that the erring driver was arrested and
the vehicle seized.
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma expressed grief and shock over
loss of lives in Doda road mishap.
Commissioner said that the accident is heart-wrenching. “We mourn all those who
lost their lives and express deep condolences to the bereaved families” he
said. He prayed for fast recovery of the survivor.
administration has ordered an inquiry to ascertain the reasons for the tragic