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Bhadarwah/Srinagar: Three persons were killed and eight others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down a 300-feet deep gorge in Doda on Friday, police said.

A Tata sumo cab was on its way from Bhadarwah to Dedni village in Marmat area of Doda when it skidded off the road near Chetdu nallah in Hambal area, they said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Doda, Mumtaz Ahmed said police and locals immediately rushed to the spot and shifted all the people to GMC Hospital in Doda, where doctors declared three brought dead.

“Eight, including three minors, were injured and are undergoing treatment at Doda hospital,” the SSP added.

The deceased have been identified as Tara Mani, Ishtyaq Ahmed and Jahangir Hussain, police said.

Meanwhile, two persons were killed in a road accident on the historic Mughal Road, which connects Poonch with Shopian district via Pir Ki Gali.

An official said that the accident took place at around 9:30 am on Friday morning when a tanker (JK02CH-2595) skidded off the road.

“It plunged into a roadside gorge at Poshana area,” the official said.

He said both the driver and conductor died on the spot. They were identified as driver Tarvinder Singh, resident of Jammu, and conductor Mangal Singh, a resident of Doda.

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