At least 16 people, including three children, were killed after a commercial vehicle carrying them skidded off the Batote-Kishtwar national highway here on Tuesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Doda said, “Sixteen people have been killed and one injured in a road accident near Doda town this afternoon. The deceased include four women and three children.

“The accident occurred when a vehicle carrying more than a dozen passengers skidded off the road and fell down Batote -Kishtwar national highway,” the SSP added.

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