1 killed, 1 injured in Chenani-Nashri Tunnel accident

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Ramban: A helper of a dumper died on the spot and its driver sustained injuries after their vehicle rammed
into a moving truck from the rear side inside the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Sunday night.

Police said that a dumper (JK21G 7743) rammed into a truck from the rear side inside the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, resulting in on-spot death of the dumper’s helper and critical injuries to the driver.

It said that soon after the accident, rescue teams of volunteers and Police rushed to the spot and rescued the critically injured driver and removed the body of the helper from the badly damaged cabin of the vehicle, and shifted them to Community Health Centre (CHC) Chenani.

Police identified the deceased helper as Balbir Chand, 21, son of Rattan Chand of Mananu, Samba.

It said that the injured driver Vijay Kumar, son of Bindroo of Mananu, Samba was responding to treatment at the hospital.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Headquarters Ramban, Pardeep Singh Sen said a case was registered at Police Station Batote.

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