The family, which was on its way to Bhadarwah, reportedly met with an accident near Seri village on Doda-Bhadarwah National Highway at 11 am, they said.
“A Hyundai i10 Car skidded off the road after colliding with another vehicle coming from opposite direction and fell into a 300-feet deep gorge into Neru river,” Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Bhadarwah) Brijesh Sharma said.
According to the officer, the locals immediately reached the spot and retrieved all the six persons, including a toddler, from the damaged vehicle.
The victims were rushed to a district hospital, where do the elderly man was declared brought dead, the officer added.
The deceased, identified as Swami Raj, was a resident of Lamot-Dranga of Bhadarwah.
Police said a case has been filed, and that they are investigating the matter to establish the cause of the accident. (PTI)