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Woman killed, 7 others injured in road accident in Doda

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Bhaderwah:  A 46-year-old woman was killed and seven others, including four members of a family, injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling overturned and fell into a gorge on Doda-Kishtwar national highway in Doda district.

Officials said that a vehicle carrying eight persons including the driver was on its way from Padder area of Kishtwar to Bhaderwah when it met with the accident at Thathri.

“The ill-fated vehicle carrying passengers coming back after attending a pilgrimage at Padder reached near Jangalwar village of Thathri, 30 km from Doda town, skidded off the road and fell into 200 ft deep gorge on the banks of Chenab,” said Athar Amin Zargar, SDM Thathri.

“The injured were rushed to Sub District Hospital Thathri, where they are undergoing treatment. After first-aid, three of the seriously injured were shifted to GMC Doda,” the SDM added.

The injured have been identified as Sourav Kumar, 8, his brother Gourav Kumar, 7, Charan Dass, 29, his brother Kewal Kumar, 25, Rishi Kumar, 52, his son Ankush Kumar,28, and his wife Raksha Devi, 27.

The deceased has been identified as Sushma Devi, 46, a resident of Duggi-Dandi Bhadarwah.



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