6 workers from Kulgam killed in Shimla accident

Srinagar: Six workers from Kulgam district of Jammu & Kashmir were killed in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla on Monday and six others injured, officials said.

Officials said that the accident occurred when a truck carrying them dropped into a gorge in Kararghat are of Shimla after the driver lost control of the wheel.

“Six others injured in this accident are being treated in the hospital.

“Deceased six persons belonging to Kulgam have been identified as Fareed, 24, Shabir, 19, Talib, 23, Mushtaq, 30, Gulzar, 30, and Gulab, 43,” an official said.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat expressed grief over deaths of Kulgam residents in a road accident at Shimla.

He said the District Administration Kulgam is in touch with Shimla Administration for transportation of last remains of all the deceased to their native villages.

It was informed that six workers from Kulgam district died, and as many were injured in a road accident in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh  today on Monday morning at 7am when a vehicle, they were travelling in, fell into a gorge in Sunny Kangal Kararghat.

The deceased have been identified as Fareed Ahmad Deedar, (24), Gulam Hussain Gorsi (43), Shabir Ahmad Deedar,  (19), Talib Hussain Tinda (23), Gulzar Ahmad Deedar (30), and Mushtaq Ahmad Dedar (30)—all residents of Kulgam district.

The injured persons identified as Manzoor Ahmed S/O Bashir Ahmed Denda 20, Talib Hussain S/O Ab Gani Denda 23 both from Kulgam; Aslam S/O Ismail Deeded 24 from Anantnag and other injured are currently under treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital (IGMCH). (IANS)

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