1 killed, 14 injured in highway mishaps
Banihal, June 19: One person was killed and 14 other sustained injuries in two separate road mishaps along Jammu-Srinagar highway in Banihal area Saturday.
Police said that a truck driver was killed when his vehicle, carrying LPG cylinders, skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Nowgam.
The truck (JK02S/8807) was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu, when it met with the mishap, police said while identifying the deceased driver as Vian Singh son of Nain Singh of Satwari Jammu.
The truck’s conductor, Babu Ram son of Suran Lal of Miran Sahib received critical injuries and was admitted in the Sub District Hospital Banihal.
Meanwhile, at least thirteen passengers were injured when a matador collided head-on with a truck coming from opposite direction at Shaban Bass area. The matador (2447 /JK02G) was on its way to Banihal from Ramsoo. Condition of seven injured passengers was stated to be critical.
Some of the injured have been identified as Fareed Ahmad of Amkoot, Muhammad Ishaq of Magarkot, Aasha Begum of Amkot, Nadia Banoo of Batote, Mushtaq Ahmad of Ramsoo, Saif- ud- din of Tethar all residents of Tehsil Banihal.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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