At least three people died while seven others sustained injuries when a Tata Sumo in which they were traveling met with an accident and skidded into a deep gorge at around 8.30 PM Friday near Galgander in Doda District.
As per the details available with Kashmir Life the ill fated vehicle bearing registration No JK06- 35 99 on its way from Prem Nagar to Pranoo skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge on the bank of Neeru Nallah on Doda-Bhaderwah road.
As soon as the news of the accident reached Doda, large number of people, senior police officers, officials of District administration, army along with rescue teams rushed to the spot and brought the dead and injured out of the ill fated vehicle and shifted the injured to District Hospital Doda where the condition of few is said to be critical.
Officials said that three people died on spot who have been identified as Kuljeet Singh (27 Yrs) son of Girdari Lal resident of Indralla Thatri, Arjun Singh (27 yrs) son of Daljeet Singh and Rajesh Kumar (22 yrs) son of Kanaya Lal resident of Guttasa Bhaderwah.
The injured admitted at District Hospital Doda were identified as Sandeep Kumar son of Dev Raj, Pardeep Kumar son Dev Raj both resident of Sharoot Prem Nagar, Suram Singh son of Daljeet Singh resident of Kandot, Minkal Kumar son of unknown resident of Sharoot Prem Nagar, Winkal son of Payar Singh resident of Sindra Prem Nagar, Om prakash son of Nand Lal resident of Sharoot Prem Nagar, Taranjeet Singh son of Sunil Singh resident of Kastigard Doda and Kousal Kumar son of Daljeet Singh resident of Sharot Prem Nagar.