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SRINAGAR — A 53-year-old woman Yatri was killed while two members of Mountain Rescue Team of J&K Police were grievously injured in a shooting stone incident between Sangam Top and Lower Cave in south Kashmir late last evening, officials said on Sunday.

They told the news agency GNS that while the woman Urmilaben daughter of Laxmi Narayan was seriously injured after being hit by the shooting stone, two members of Mountain Rescue Team of J&K Police, Mohammed Saleem and Mohammed Yaseen, suffered grievous wounds while they were trying to rescue her.

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The woman succumbed to her injuries before being shifted to the hospital while the injured police personnel were evacuated by army and private helicopter on Yatra duty, they said.

DGP J&K Dilbag Singh has condoled the “unfortunate” death of the Yatri and has also expressed sympathy with the bereaved family. The DGP appreciated the commitment of two policemen and expressed his thanks to everyone involved in the quick evacuation. He wished early recovery to the injured.

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Meanwhile, eight CRPF personnel, on their way to perform Yatra, sustained injuries, five of them mild, when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a ditch near one kilometer from Nilgrath area in Baltal in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.

One among three seriously injured, Patil Bhattu, has been referred to SKIMS Soura, they said and added that the condition of the rest of the injured is stated to be stable.

“The personnel had taken casual leave to perform Yatra,” they added.

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