1 killed in highway accident

One person Saturday died in a road accident near Dangerpora  on Srinagar-Anantnag national highway in Awantipora.

At about 2:10 pm a speeding Scorpio vehicle hit one person identified as Abdul Majid Mir (aged about 45 years) son of Wali Mohammad resident of Dangerpora, Awantipora. In this accident, he sustained injuries and later succumbed.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law in the instant matter. The driver along with the Scorpio vehicle fled away from the spot. Police is making efforts to track the Scorpio vehicle and the driver.

Body of the deceased will be handed over to the family members after completion of medico-legal formalities, police said.