Jammu and Kashmir: Two dead after massive landslide buries truck in Doda

“The bodies of the truck driver, identified as Shahzad Ahmed of Chirala and his associate Mohd Aarif (22) of Kishtwar were recovered around 5.30 am”
Jammu and Kashmir: Two dead after massive landslide buries truck in Doda

Two persons died after a landslide buried their truck around midnight in Piyakul village on Thathri-Kilhotran road of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The bodies of the truck driver, identified as Shahzad Ahmed(27) of Chirala and his associate Mohd Aarif (22) of Kishtwar were recoveredaround 5.30am on Saturday morning, from the debris after a prolonged rescueoperation, said SDM Thathri Mohd Anwar Banday.

According to reports, the truck bearing registration numberJK 02AC – 5185 was on its way to Kishtwar from Gandoh, when it was hit by amassive landslide and got buried under the debris.

"Preliminary reports suggest that the truck, which wascrossing the muddy patch of the road around mid-night got stuck up in it, thedriver and his associate, perhaps came out of the vehicle to clear the debrisbut suddenly a massive landslide rolled down from the hill, burying the truckand the conductor under debris, while the driver was hit by stone and draggedby the debris into the Nallah," said Banday.

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