2 killed in Batote road accident

Two persons died Sunday in a road accident at Champa Batote, here.

Eyewitness said a Tata Mobile Van, JK14C-6824, was heading towards Batote from Ramban. “In a bid to overtake a truck, the van got trapped between two trucks coming from the opposite direction at Champa resulting into the on-spot death of the driver and his companion in the van.”

The deceased were identified as Usman Farooq, 23, son of Farooq Ahmed Lone of Rakhjarog Batote and Basarat Ahmed, 25, son of Khursheed Ahmed of Gumul Doda.

The drivers of the two trucks fled from the scene. However, Senior Superintendent of Police, Anita Sharma claimed that one of the drivers was arrested.

Due to the accident, the traffic on Nashri-Batote-Kishtwar Road was halted till the recovery vans retrieved the dead bodies from the badly damaged Tata mobile van.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case and taken up an investigation.

The bodies of the deceased were handed over to their relatives by the police.