Umaisar Gull Ganie
Doda, Oct 7: Three persons lost their lives while five others were injured in a road accident in Doda district of Jammu region on Friday late evening, an official said on Saturday.
An official said that a vehicle bearing registration number (JK06A-8682), en route from Khellani to Sarhoa Humble, reached vicinity of Sarhoa Humble, rolled down into a deep gorge, approximately 300 feet from the road.
He said eight people were onboard the ill-fated vehicle, and three of them lost their lives on the spot, while five others sustained injuries in the accident.
The deceased have been identified as Minay Kumar son of Daya Ram, Lal Chand son of Jamit Ram, both residents of Sarhoa Humble and Karan Jeet Singh son of Shib Charan.
Those who survived have been identified as Sanjay Kumar son of Jamit Ram, Manjeet Singh son of Pram Lal, Kushal Kumar son of Kung Lal, Mintu Kumar son of Balak Ram andSunahir Lal son of Chuni Lal—all residents of Shrwa Doda.
The injured individuals have been promptly transported to GMC Doda for medical treatment and care.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Doda, Vishesh Paul Mahajan has announced Rs 50,000 interim relief from the District Red Cross Fund for the families of the deceased.
Moreover, a case has been registered under relevant sections of law and further investigation has been taken up.