Four R&B employees killed in Doda road accident

JAMMU — At least four government employees, working in Roads and Building (R&B) department were killed on Monday after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a gorge near Chenab river at Assar area of Doda district.

Quoting officials news agency KNO reported that an official vehicle of the department was on way towards Doda when it plunged into a gorge at Assar in which four employees including Superintendent Engineer of Public Works Department in Doda Kishtwar circle, Executive Engineer of department Doda, an Assistant Executive Engineer and driver were on board.

“Superintendent Engineer was rescued from the site of the accident in critical condition and is being taken to Government Medical College Doda while three other employees of the department died on the spot,” they said.

However, the injured SE also succumbed to his injuries later in the evening, taking the toll of deaths in the accident to four.