16 dead in Doda road accident

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Srinagar

Sixteen persons were killed in a road accident in Doda district of Jammu division on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports said that the accident occurred when a passenger vehicle carrying 17 persons skidded off from a link road and rolled down about 250 feet down on the Doda- Batote National Highway.

An official said that 12 persons died on the spot, four others died in the hospital.

He said that one critically injured person has been shifted to Government Medical College, Jammu for specialized treatment.

Police have taken the cognizance of the incident, he said.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma has expressed grief and shock over loss of lives in Doda road mishap.

The Divisional 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.

He said that the administration has ordered an inquiry to ascertain the reasons for the tragic mishap.

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