Jammu, May 11 : Eight soldiers of Rashtriya Rifles were killed on Sunday when the army vehicle they were travelling fell into Chenab river in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.
A vehicle of Rashtriya Rifles on its way to Doda town skidded off the road and rolled into the river at Ghat area in the afternoon, officials have said.
Three jawans died on the spot and two were injured critically and later died in the hospital. Three others drowned in the river and their bodies were yet to traced, they added.
This is third consecutive incident in which vehicles have skidded on the roads in Doda-Kishtwar region in the past four days killing 48 persons and injuring 27.
Thirty-six persons died and five were critically wounded when a bus fell into Chenab River in Kishtwar district on May 8.
Four people were killed and 20 others injured when a matador fell into deep gorge in Bharat area of Doda district on May 10.