A 52-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son were today killed when the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and fell into a 200-feet gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said.
Mother-son duo and seven others injured, four of them seriously, in a road accident on Bhadarwah-Chamba interstate road near Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Maana Daie and her son Mukesh Kumar from Chattra village in Bhaderwah were on their way to the tourist destination of Padri Meadow on Bhaderwah-Chamba interstate road, they said.
As the private vehicle (bearing registration number JK06A 1698) reached Khanni top, 24 km away from Bhaderwah, it skidded off the road while negotiating a steep turn and fell into a gorge, Assistant Superintendent of Police Rajinder Singh said.
Seven other passengers including three women and two young boys, believed to be relatives of the deceased, were injured, they added.
The mother-son duo were declared brought dead while four of the injured were in critical condition, police said.
“As soon we came to know about the accident, a police party under the supervision of SDPO Bhadarwah Touseef Rishu rushed to the spot and along with locals of Thanhala village started rescue operation and within one hour all the 9 persons were evacuated,” said Rajinder Singh, ASP Bhadarwah.
The district administration has requisitioned for a chopper to airlift them to a hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment, they added.
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