In Doda, J&K, a car falls into a gorge, killing five people and hurting 12
In Doda, J&K, a car falls into a gorge, killing five people and hurting 12

Authorities in Bhaderwah, Jammu and Kashmir, said that five people were killed and twelve others were badly hurt Tuesday afternoon when the car they were riding in skidded and fell into a gorge.

SP Bhaderwah Vinod Sharma said that a Trax with the registration number JK06-5071 that was carrying 17 people went off the road and rolled down into a gorge near the Guldanda area, which is 35 km from Bhaderwah town.


“The car was going from Bani Tehsil in Kathua to Bhaderwah. When it got close to Guldanda meadow, the driver may have lost control of the steering, and the car fell into a 250-foot-deep gorge,” said Vinod Sharma, SP of Bhaderwah.

“When a group of tourists saw the car rolling down the hill, they raised the alarm. Right away, locals and police started a rescue operation, and 5 bodies were moved to the side of the road while 12 were taken to SDH Bhaderwah,” the officer said.

Also at the hospital in Bhaderwah were DC Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan and SSP Doda.

Mahajan said, “One of the people who was seriously hurt has been taken to the medical college in Doda, and another is being flown to Jammu by helicopter.”

“The exact cause of the accident isn’t known yet, but when we talked to the driver who was hurt, he said that the car’s steering broke down, which caused the accident,” DC said.

Ghulam Nabi, son of Mohd Atta and a resident of Gundana, Vinod Kumar, son of Mehar Chand and a resident of Monda Bhaderwah, and Firdous Ahmed are the people who have died. Barkat-ullah Hajjam is the son of Ghulam Mohd Hajjam and lives in Baboor Doda. His father, Ghulam Ahmed, lives in Basholi. No one knew who one of the dead people was.

Irshad Ahmed, 39, son of Abdul Ahad, from Udianpur, Mohd Abdullah, 40, son of Mohd Naik, from Gundana Doda, Sadiq Ali, 24, son of Farooq Ahmed, from Kondra, Naresh Kumar, 21, son of Madan Lal, Bilal Ahmed, 24, son of Ghulam Hassan, Mohd Shafiq Butt, 17, son of Abdul Aziz, Rafi



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