Ambulance catches fire in north Kashmir's Bandipora

Driver, patient escape unhurt.
Ambulance catches fire in north Kashmir's Bandipora
The 108 ambulance carrying a stroke patient from DH Bandipora to SKIMS Soura suddenly caught fire in Churthangoo village of Ajas in Bandipora Friday afternoon. [Screengrab].Special Arrangement

Bandipora, Aug 6: An ambulance caught fire near Churthangoo village in Ajas area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Friday. The driver and a patient on board escaped unhurt in the incident as per officials.

Block Medical Officer Bandipora, Dr Masarat Iqbal while confirming the incident, told Greater Kashmir that the 108 ambulance bearing registration number JK02 BS- 7863 suddenly caught fire after a technical glitch near Churthangoo village of Ajas.

The driver of the vehicle after noticing the flames immediately got outside and also evacuated the patient, the officer added.

In the meantime, the flames were put off by the fire tenders and a team of police from Ajas that rushed to the spot.

Medical Superintendent at DH Hospital, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad too confirmed the incident saying the stroke patient from his hospital who was on board the ambulance at the time of the mishap is safe.

The patient has been shifted in another ambulance to SKIMS in another ambulance.

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