2 girls crushed under crane in Ramban

In a tragic accident two minor girls were crushed to death after a crane rolled down on a road at Dalwass falling under Chanderkot police station in Ramban district Friday evening.

Police told Greater Kashmir that a crane bearing registration number JK02BT-7901 of a contractor engaged in earth cutting and excavation for a under construction highway turned turtle on Jammu Srinagar Highway near Sawani link road while it was on way to Dalwass from Nashri resulting in on spot death of one minor girl identified as Sunita Devi (5) daughter of Naresh Kumar resident of Dalwass while Laxhmi Devi (10) daughter of Bittu resident of Dalwass succumbed during treatment at District Hospital Ramban.

Both the girls were standing alongside the road when the incident took place.

Police said the body of Sunita was shifted to Batote Hospital whereas the body of Laxmi Devi was lying at District Hospital for conducting postmortem and other legal formalities.

SSP Ramban, Anita Sharma, said FIR number 66 under section 237/279/304a RPC has been registered at Police Station Chanderkote for further investigations.

She further added that the operator of machine identified as Sanjeev Kumar resident of Punjab has been arrested.