6 soldiers, 2 tourists among 24 injured in separate accidents

Srinagar: At least 24 persons including six army soldiers and two tourists were injured in four separate accidents in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.

Official sources said that six army soldiers were injured when a gypsy they were travelling had a collision with Dumper vehicle (JK01R-1833) at Choora area of Sangrama in the district. Six army soldiers were injured and immediately removed to hospital.

The injured have been identified as Dharmender Singh, Muttu Kumar, Puneetkar, Taranjit Singh, Mandeep Singh and Taminder Singh. A police official said that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up.

Eight persons were injured after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road at Laganbal Pahalgam near Hotel Kulhai Glacier in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Reports said that a Tavera vehicle (JK018A-0320) fell into a gorge after skidding off the road while coming from Anantnag to Pahalgam, resulting in injuries to eight persons. The Injured persons reffered to PHC Pahalgam where doctors reffered them to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

The injured persons identified as Mohammad Saleem Dar from Pahalgam, Fahameda wife of Manzoor Ahmad from Anantnag, Imtiyaz Ahmad from Anantnag, Shahid Nazir from Kokernag, Muneer Ahmad from Mujgund Srinagar, Vipal Chohan from Gujrat, Jyoti Chohan from Gujrat and driver Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir from Batkot.

Confirming the incident, a police official said that a case has been registered in this regard.

Meanwhile, two accidents happened near Galander bridge Pampore and Pattan Baramulla in which five persons each were injured.

At Pampore, there was accident between santro car (JK01M-2803) and Tavera (JK13B-2024) resulting in injuries to five persons and were admitted to hospital.

At Ranji area of Pattan, there was head-on collision between two vehicles, leading to the injuries to five persons. (GNS)

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