16 passengers killed in Doda road accident

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/13/2019 12:15:18 PM

Mini bus ferrying 17 passengers falls into deep gorge

DODA, Nov 12: Sixteen passengers died while as only one survived in a deadly accident in Doda district of Jammu on Tuesday after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge.
Reports said that a passenger mini-bus bearing registration number JK06 1182 that was on way from Doda to Marmat. “When the bus reached Khelanni spot, it skidded off the road and fell down several hundred feet into a deep gorge,” an official in Doda said.
He said that amid shrieks and cries, the vehicle hit the ground leaving all the 17 persons including two children on board. Soon after the accident, locals rushed to the spot and rescued the injured, who were critical.
“The injured were rushed to the hospital but on way to the hospital, 16 injured succumbed and were brought dead to the hospital,” a group of locals told.
Two children were among those killed in the accident, the officer said. The injured were rescued and admitted to hospital, he said. Officials said the vehicle was headed for Gowa village of Marmat from Kleeni when the driver lost control while negotiating a blind curve and the vehicle fell into the gorge around 3.25 PM. A rescue operation is underway, they said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Doda Mumtaz Ahmed said that 16 people died in the accident while as only one survived, who is critical and has been shifted to Jammu hospital. “We have registered a case and investigations taken up to find out the actual cause of accident,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chander Murmu expressed his shock and grief over the tragic incident and directed the district administration to announce the ex-gratia for the next of kin (NoK) of deceased.
The deceased were identified as Irshed Ahmed son of Ab Majd, Firdous son of Noor Mohammed Shokeen, Tabraiz son of Mohammed Shokeen, Nasir son of Irshad, Sameer, son of Abdual Wahid, Naseer son of Ali Jaan, Jabina wife of Mohammed Irshad, Tanveer, wife of Taimoor ahmed, Rubiya wife of Firdous Ahmed, Fiaz Ahmed, son of Rustum Wani, Amina, wife of Mohad Syeed, Baby son of Taimoor Ahmed, Shaheen wife of Faizullha and Baby of Firdous Ahmed, Baby of Firdous Ahmed. One injured identified as Taimoor Ahmed son of Mohd Akram Wani has been shifted to GMC Jammu.



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