Chencho Dema

Punakha — Two men, cousins, died on the spot when the truck they were travelling in veered 120 metres off the road near Jumja, around six kilometres before reaching Gedu from Phuentsholing yesterday.  

According to police, they were residents of Trashigang. The driver, a 23-year-old, and his 34-year-old cousin brother were on their way to Thimphu. 

The jumbo truck was carrying dry fish from Phuentsholing and now remains in total damage. 

The accident is suspected to have been caused by foggy weather and rain. 

The police said that visibility at Jumja is currently very poor due to fog, and the region has experienced continuous rainfall for the past few days.

Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been handed over to their respective relatives.