Mother, son killed in road accident in Doda district

BHADERWAH: 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 Doda district, police said.

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 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.

The district administration has requisitioned for a chopper to airlift them to a hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment, they added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

 

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