A truck loaded with apples fell off a bridge in Jhajjar Kotli area of ​​Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (Jammu accident) and four people traveling in the vehicle died on the spot. The truck hit a barrier and then fell into a drainage ditch approximately eighty feet below. Due to this, all the people in the truck died on the spot.

Jagran correspondent, Jammu. Accident in Jammu: A truck fell under the bridge in Jhajjar Kotli area on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, due to which four people died on the spot.

Police have kept the bodies of all four people in the mortuary of GMC Hospital. Efforts are going on to identify him. Truck drivers and conductors are also among the victims. It is understood that the truck was going from Srinagar towards Rajasthan. 

The truck fell into a drainage ditch eighty feet below.

Police have registered the case and started further action. The accident took place at Jhajjar bridge in Jhajjar Kotli area at around 2.30 am on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

Truck RJ13GB-5654 carrying apples from Kashmir to Jammu first collided with the railing on Jhajjar bridge, after which the truck fell into the drain about 80 feet below.

Four people including driver and conductor died

Since the truck was loaded with apples, it could not bear much pressure and the truck was completely damaged. There were four people in the truck at that time including the driver and conductor and all of them died on the spot in the accident.

This accident happened on the old national highway in Srinagar, Jammu, which is rarely used today. Some other drivers passing by the spot informed Jhajjar Kotli police about the accident, which immediately reached the spot.

Traders bring apples from Kashmir

Police reached the spot and started rescue operations. Police rescued four people trapped in the wreckage of the truck and took them to GMC Hospital, but the doctors there declared them dead. Later, the police kept the body at GMC mortuary for post-mortem and started further investigation.

Police said they are trying to identify the deceased on the basis of documents recovered from the truck. The other two victims are suspected to be businessmen transporting apples from Kashmir. Police have opened a case and started investigating the accident.