STATE TIMES NEWS
Bhadarwah: Five persons including 3 women were killed on the spot in an accident at Raggi Nallah on Batote-Kishtwar Highway in Doda district, officials said on Monday evening.
A minor girl was found alive near the spot after 2 hours of rescue operation, they said.
SSP Doda Mumtaz Ahmed said that preliminary information revealed that an Eco vehicle met with an accident at 7.10 pm near Raggi Nallah, 20 km from Doda town, under the jurisdiction of Assar Police Station of Doda.
The SSP Doda said, the Eco Vehicle (without registration number) was on its way from Doda to Batote and on reaching Raggi Nallah, the driver lost control of the vehicle and fell into gorge.
He said the police and the locals reached the spot and evacuated all from the ill-fated vehicle.
“According to preliminary reports, five persons, including three women of Ganika area of Doda died on the spot while a minor was found alive after two hours of search.”
All were shifted to Associate Hospital GMC Doda.
The deceased have been identified as Rakesh Kumar Bhagat, son of Datta Raj Bhagat; his wife Mamta Devi; daughter Samrita Devi; Babli Devi, wife of Roshan Kumar, all residents of Ganika Doda besides Chander Rekha (32) wife of Ajeet Kumar. The lone survivor is Annanya, daughter of Ajeet Kumar.