Two dead, nine injured in Awantipora road accident

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An injured passenger being shifted to indoor patient ward in a local hospital
An injured passenger being shifted to indoor patient ward in a local hospital

SRINAGAR — At least two non-locals died while nine more were injured in a road accident in Barsoo area of Awantipora on Thursday.

An official told the news agency KNO that an accident took place on National Highway near Goripora bridge when a Tempo coming from Jammu to Srinagar bearing registration number JK06-3355 turned turtle.

“In the incident, two persons died on the spot while nine more were injured and have been shifted to PHC Awantipora for treatment,” he said.

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Those who lost their lives have been identified as Lakshman Dumka, residents of Jharkhand and Suman Devi Chatterpure, a resident of Madhya Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the bodies have been shifted to SDH Pampore while further proceedings have been initiated. Also, police have registered a case and further investigations have been taken up.

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