Teenage boy killed in road accident

A seventeen-year-old boy was killed in an accident at Rattal Basali village near the Line of Control in Rajouri district on Saturday.

A police officer said, “At about 8:30 am, a water tanker, JK02n 9682, skidded off the road at Rattal Basali and plunged into a gorge. As a result, 17-year-old Masood Azhar, son of Mushtaq Ahmed and resident of Sommati village, was killed.”

Another boy, identified as Sarfaraz Ahmed, sustained injuries in the accident. He was hospitalized and is undergoing treatment, the officer said.

An FIR has been registered and police are investigating the case further.