Two dead, another injured in truck-car collision inside Chenani-Nashri Tunnel

The accident took place around 600 meters into the tunnel from Chenani.
Two dead, another injured in truck-car collision inside Chenani-Nashri Tunnel
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Banihal Aug 9: Two persons died while another was injured after a car they were on board suffered a collision with a truck inside the Chenani-Nashri tunnel in J&K's Udhampur district on Monday, police said.

As per a police statement, the car bearing number JK09 5295 on way to Jammu from Srinagar collided with the truck bearing registration number HR 38 AA 3671 traveling from Udhampur towards Ramban around 600 meters into the tunnel from Chenani.

In the accident, Ghulam Mohammad Ganai, son of Abdul Ahad Ganai, whose residence was not immediately known, and Gulzar Ahmad Lone, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone of Watred Khansahib in central Kashmir's Budgam district died, police said.

A third person identified as Showket Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Rasool Bhat of Yangora area of Ganderbal, suffered injuries in the accident, added police.

It is being speculated that overspeeding by the car driver might have led to the accident. Locals said that the lack of speed breakers at key spots including inside the tunnel have led to many accidents in recent past.

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