Four passengers killed as Sumo plunges into gorge in Doda

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Doda: Four passengers were killed and seven others injured after a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge in Ganga Soti area of Gandoh in Doda district of Jammu region.

Reports reaching here said that the Sumo (JK06-4986) over turned near Gangal Soti and rolled down into around 200 ft deep gorge.

In the mishap, four passengers died on the spot while as seven others were injured critically, they said.

Confirming the incident, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma said that four persons died on the spot and several others were injured in the mishap.

He said that a rescue operation was immediately launched and injured has been evacuated to nearby SDH Gandoh where from they have been referred to district hospital Doda for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile, a police officer identified the deceased as Usha Devi (30) wife of Sukh Dev of Saroo Khal Jugassar, Mubarak Hussain (16) son of Shah Din of Alni village, Sapna Devi (22) wife of Chaman Lal of Sairu Khal Jugassar and Povitra Devi (30) daughter of Amar Chand of Jugassar.

He said that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up. (GNS)

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