4 killed as vehicle rolls into a gorge in Doda

Srinagar

Four people were killed on Friday when a vehicle they were travelling in fell into a gorge on Suigwari-Chirala road near Puneja village, 22 km from Doda town, police sources said.

A taxi, bearing registration number JK02-AR-8358, was on its way from Pul Doda to Chirala when it skidded off the road and fell into a 150-ft deep gorge.

Thirteen persons, including the driver, were on board when the accident took place.

The injured were shifted to District Hospital Doda by locals and traffic policemen where doctors declared four of them as dead on arrival, they said.

The deceased were identified as Mohd Yousaf Khan (80), son of Wali Khan, resident of Sunar Thawaha; Om Prakash (30), son of Vidya Lal, resident of Bankhan Thawaha; Fazal Din, son of Roshan Din, resident of Jandani and Punjab Singh, son of Khazan Chand, resident of Bonjwah.

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