Karnah accident toll reaches 8
Car Crushes Man To Death In Kulgam
Kupwara, Sep 24: Death toll in Karnah accident in this frontier district rose to eight with two more persons succumbing on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Muhammad Arif of Hajitra and Sajad Ahmad of Jabdi. Pertinently, six persons had died on the spot when a Tata Sumo (No. JK01P-8632) they were traveling in fell in a deep gorge near Cobra post in Karnah sector on Sunday evening. At least nine persons were wounded in the accident.
The injured, according to the witnesses, were evacuated by locals, police, and army and admitted in the sub-district hospital Tanghdar. ”Overloading led to the accident as 19 passengers were traveling in the ill-fated sumo that too on a treacherous and difficult hilly track,” officials said.
Locals said that two passengers who were traveling on the roof of the Sumo had a miraculous escape as they jumped from the skidding vehicle.
The six persons who died on the spot yesterday were identified as Ameeruddin Sheikh, Nadir Sheikh, Maqsood Ahmad all residents of Hajitara and Altaf Hussain Shah, Abdul Rashid Gorsi and Rafaqat Ahmad Kalas all residents of Jabdd.
GKNN ADDS FROM SRINAGAR
Meanwhile, a fast moving car (No.JK11/7444) on way from Qazigund to Islamabad (Anantnag) hit and injured a pedestrian Gulzar Ahmad Hajam son of Ghulam Rasool of Gasipora at Mir Bazar, Kulgam in south Kashmir this afternoon. The injured was shifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police have registered a case in this regard, a police spokesman said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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