2 die,4 wounded in mishaps
Ramban, May 20: Two persons were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into Chenab River on Jammu-Srinagar highway at Ramban, on Sunday.
Police said the ill-fated truck (JKO1L-8733) carrying sheep was on way from Jammu to Srinagar when it fell into the river near Cafeteria Moarh falling under Ramban Police Station.
Police swung into action and launched a rescue operation. After hectic efforts body of the driver, identified as Shafi Dar son of Ghulam Muhammad of Chareel Banihal was recovered. Another person, identified as Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din son of Ali Muhammad Mir of Aribal, Tral, was feared drowned in the river.
A labourer, Nazir Ahmed son of Muhammad Hussain of Qazigund, Islamabad (Anantnag) received critical injuries and was shifted to District Hospital Ramban. More than 165 sheep being carried on the vehicle also drowned in the river.
Pertinently, this place has been declared as accident prone area and number of people have lost their lives at the same spot from last around two years.
Meanwhile, a ten year old girl, Laiqa Latief daughter of Abdul Latief of Banihal was critically injured after she was hit by a vehicle at Thathar area of Banihal on Sunday.
Two tourists, hailing from Hyderabad, who were travelling in the vehicle, were also injured in the mishap. Eyewitnesses said that the driver of the vehicle was severely thrashed by the passerby after the mishap and later handed over to the police.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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