Accident: A 34-year old man and his 14-year old daughter died on impact when the Santro car they were travelling in veered off and fell 352 feet below the road, near Kamichu on the Wangdue-Tsirang highway, yesterday.

According to police  source, a 16-year old son was referred to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital from Bajo hospital, yesterday evening.

Police said an administration officer working with the Punatsangchu hydropower project informed them about seeing a car sinking in the river while working near Dekchu around noon.

Police said the three were travelling towards Dagana.

“We managed to take out the car and rescue all three from the river to Bajo hospital,” a police source said. However, daughter and father died few minutes after reaching the hospital.

Police said since all three were severely injured, they could not identify them. They later learnt their address from the father’s driving license.

“We managed to contact the dzongkhag and found that only three of them were in the car,” police said.

Dawa Gyelmo, Wangdue