8 injured in highway accident

A three-wheeler Auto Rickshaw had a head-on collision with a truck at Raj Seri Kelamorh in district Ramban.
A three-wheeler Auto Rickshaw had a head-on collision with a truck at Raj Seri Kelamorh in district Ramban. Special arrangement

Ramban: Eight persons including a 13 years old girl were injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger three-wheeler Auto at Raj Seri  Kelamorh ahead of Ramban on Srinagar- Jammu National Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

Police sources said an apple-laden truck bearing registration number JK03E-4558 on way to Jammu from Srinagar went out of control and overturned at a curve and collided with a three-wheeler (Auto) bearing registration number JK19 -6964 at Raj Seri Morh near Kelamorh ahead of Ramban.

 All the injured were rushed to District Hospital Ramban

Police said, among three critically injured persons two were identified as (driver of the Auto) Mudassir Wani 19  son of Gulzar Ahmed Wani resident of Seri Ramban, and  Suraj Singh 40 son of Chour Singh resident of Kelamod.

They  were referred to Government Medical College, and Hospital Jammu and one person identified as Nasser Ahmed 30 son of Andul Slam resident of Seri, Ramban was referred to Government Medical College and Hospital, Anantnag after providing medical aid at District Hospital Ramban.

They said the other five injured were identified as Mangal Singh 40 son of Hari Chand resident of  Sonam Devi 13 daughter of Suraj Singh resident of Gam Seri, Tariq Ahmed 22 son of  Ab. Gani Shah resident of Seri, Ramban, and driver of truck Imran 35 son of Mohammad. Jabbar and conductor of truck Fayaz Ahmed, 36, son of Mohammad. Ibrahim, both residents of Awantipura were responding to the treatment at District Hospital Ramban.

They said due to the accident vehicular traffic was halted for some time.

SHO, Police Station Ramban, Sandeep Singh Charak confirmed the incident and said we have registered a case under relevant sections of law at Police Station Ramban for further investigations.

Meanwhile, in another accident, an apple-loaded truck bearing registration number RJ14GK-2771 en route to Jammu skidded off the road at the Upper Gund area of Banihal resulting in the driver and his helper sustained injuries.

Police sources identified the injured driver as Rafiq Ahmed son of Mohd Ramzan resident of Gujrat and helper Mohd Sharif son of Aslam Din Resident of Rajasthan.

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