SRINAGAR: The driver of a dumper vehicle died after the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Mendhar Poonch, officials said on Saturday.

They said that the dumper vehicle (JK12B-7126) met with the accident at Naka Village area of Mendhar. Soon a rescue operation was launched by local volunteers and police. However, the driver Yaqoob Azam (52) son of Mohammad Hussain of Bhata Dhrian died on the spot.

A police official confirmed the death of the driver and said that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up. (GNS)

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