Doda: 8 Killed and Several Injured As Mini Bus Rolls Down Into Deep Gorge

At least eight persons were killed and several others injured when a minibus they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into a very deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Jammu: The minibus broke into pieces as it rolled down the mountainous slopes into the gorge near Sui Gowari area, leading to on the spot death of eight persons and injuries to several others. Reportedly some of the injured persons have also succumbed either on way to or in GMC Doda.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the deaths and announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF to be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives and Rs. 50,000 to those injured.

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that he has spoken to Vikas Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Doda regarding the incident. “The injured have been shifted to Government Medical College (GMC) Doda. Whatever further assistance required will be provided,” said the Union Minister.

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