A 28-year-old man died on the spot when the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road near Trongsa town yesterday. The driver of the car, who sustained a head injury, was airlifted to Thimphu yesterday morning.

The car fell about 300 metres below the road.

The deceased, who is the owner of the car, worked for Tangsibji Hydro Electric Project.

Sources said that the deceased was sitting in the front seat and he was thrown out of the car when it toppled down.

The driver and another passenger were discharged from hospital yesterday. The occupants were returning towards the town after dropping one of their cousins who lived near the place where the accident occurred.

Sources said the car stopped after hitting the roof of a house.

A resident of the house said she heard continuous honking before the car hit her house.

Staff reporter