Truck Laden With Iron Falls Into Gorge, Driver Jumps Out Safely

SRINAGAR: A 30-year-old driver safely jumped out of a truck after he lost control over it and rolled down into a deep into 80-ft deep gorge in Poonch district, officials said on Thursday.

Quoting a police official news agency GNS reported that the truck (JK02AQ-1815) loaded with iron rods was driven Sayed Ahmed (30) son of Mohammad Rafiq of Choudhary Nar Rajouri. The truck on way from Rajouri towards Srinagar rolled down from the mountainous road and fell about 70-80 ft.

Soon after receiving the information, police and locals started a rescue operation to find out any survivor(s). However after hectic searches, the official said, no person was found nearby. Subsequently, police learnt that the driver has called the owner of the truck and informed him about the accident and that he jumped out of the vehicle.

The driver also informed that the accident had taken place during the night, they said.

SHO Surankote Niaz Ahmed said that a case has been registered and further investigation was taken up.

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