Six persons were injured including four serious when a taxi they were travelling in met with an accident near Bathri on Thathri-Kilhotran road in Tehsil Kahara of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Reports said the accident took place on Gandoh-Thathri road near Bathri village, 21 kilometres from Thathri town.
The taxi (bearing registration number JK06-5041) with six occupants was reportedly on its way to Thathri from Gandoh when it went out of the driver’s control while negotiating a curve and fell downhill into the maize fields, leaving all those on board injured.
“Police along with locals immediately reached the spot and rescued all the passengers from the ill-fated vehicle and shifted them to Emergency Hospital Thathri,” said Raj Singh Gouria, ASP Bhaderwah.
The injured have been identified as Muzafar Hussain 28 S/O Sher Zaman R/O Darori Gandoh, Driver Talib Hussain 32 S/O Mohd Mussa R/O Tundlar Gandoh, Hajra Begum 55 W/O Lt Abdul Rasheed R/O Putan Gandoh, Zarnina Begum 30 W/O Shakeel Ahmed R/O Nagni, Shakeel Ahmed 35 S/O Mohd Yousaf R/O Nagni and Hashma Begum 60 W/O Mohd Akbar R/O Chamote Gandoh.
Later, Hajra Begum, Zarnina Begum, Shakeel Ahmed and Hashma Begum were shifted to GMC Doda for further treatment.