PATTAN — A Sarpanch from Kupwara and driver of an SRTC bus were killed and three PRI members besides two policemen were injured when a bus they were travelling in met with an accident near Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

Official sources said that an SRTC bus carrying PRIs and policemen had a head-on collision with a Tipper vehicle near Renzi Tappar Pattan, leading to the death of Sarpanch, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat son of Samad Bhat from Gulgam Kupwara, and injuries to six others.

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The injured were identified as Abdul Qayoom Shah son of Aladin of Gugloosa Kupwara (driver of the SRTC bus), Haqeeqat Shah son of Abdul Qayoom, constable Abdul Hameed Bhat son of Abdul Jabbar, Abdul Jabbar Lone son of Abdul Rahim Lone of Sherwanipora Baramulla, SGCT Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohiuddin, Abdul Ahad Khan son of Wali Mohammad Khan of Nutnoosa.

The injured were hospitalized and late on Monday night, the driver of the vehicle Abdul Qayoom Shah succumbed to the wounds.

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A police officer told GNS that a case has been registered and further investigations were taken up.

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