A couple died and their three children were injured in a road accident in Bhaleesa area of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
An official said that the family was on its way to Doda from Chilly-Bala when their car skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Mukhyas at 6:30 am.
“Soon after the accident, villagers started a rescue operation and retrieved all the injured from the site of the crash and rushed them to sub-district hospital Gandoh,” said Rajinder Singh, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bhadarwah.
He said Santoshi Devi (55) and her husband Bodh Raj Manhas (61) succumbed to their injuries.
Their son Deepak Singh and daughters Verta and Poonam are being treated for their injuries.