JCB operator dies, six persons injured in highway landslide

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SRINAGAR — A JCB operator died and six persons were injured after coming under a major landslide in Seeri area in Ramban district, an official said.

Regretting the misinformation, after earlier having said that the JCB operator escaped narrowly, the official said that they had previously thought there was no causality, however on verification, it turned out that one person identified as Surjeet Singh son of Sher Singh of Sumber has died in the incident.

“Those injured in the incident were occupying a car,” he said and identified them as Mohammad Taj son of Mohammad Ishaq, resident of Kalakote Rajouri; Abdul Hamid son of Suba; Rubeena Begum wife of Mohammad Shafiq; Sakeena Begum wife of Reyaz Ahmed; Salma Bani daughter of Reyaz Ahmed; Mohammad Amir son of Mohammad Shafeeq – residents of Moonglu Rajouri.

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“All the injured persons are undergoing treatment at a nearby health facility,” he further said.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the highway remains closed to any vehicular traffic.

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