2 persons killed, 12 injured as matador turns turtle in Rajouri

LG grieved over loss of lives, wishes speedy recovery to injured

Jammu: Two passengers were killed and twelve others were injured when a matador they were travelling in met with an accident in Rajouri district on Thursday.

Official sources said that vehicle (JK11C-0836) turned turtle near Kewal Turn in Rajouri district on Thursday morning, leading to the death of two passengers and injuries to 12 others.

The deceased have been identified as Shakeel Ahmed (30) son of Mohammad Bashir of Kewal and Badar Hussain (26) son of Khan Mohammad of Kandi while

The injured were shifted to various health facilities including Government Medical College Rajouri and Community Health Centre Kandi.

The injured has been identified, Mohammad Hafiz (40), Sadam Hussain (30), both from Dramman, Mohammad Amin (50) of Kandi, Mohammad Irfan (27) of Kewal, Zaida Bebe (50) of Phalni, Bago Begum (45) of Kandi, Abdul Rashid (50) of Shahpur, Pushpa Devi (18)  of Phanli, Bilo Begum (60) of Phalni, Parveen Akhtar (40) of Targain, Sobia Kouser (18) and Shaida Begum (45), both from Draj.

A police officer while confirming the accident and casualties as a consequence of it said that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up.

Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Governor has expressed shock and grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Rajouri. In a condolence message, the Lt Governor said: “I send my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families and wish those injured a speedy recovery.  I have issued instructions to the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected persons.” (GNS)

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