2 Army officers killed in road mishap in Samba


Two Army officers were today killed when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a stationary truck on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The victims, identified as, Colonel Yogesh Kumar Gautam and Major Harish Deepak Johri died on the spot when their vehicle hit the truck in Ghagwal area around 5:00 AM, a police officer said.

The bodies have been recovered and shifted to district hospital at Samba for postmortem and legal formalities, he said.

Both the officers were posted in 120 Territorial Army (TA) Battalion at Udhampur, he said.

Defence Spokesperson of Udhampur based Northern Command, Col S D Goswami said that army has initiated Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident.

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