5 people killed in Doda, Kupwara accidents

Jammu/Kupwara: Five people were killed and two others injured in two separate accidents in Doda and Kupwara districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

Official sources said a tempo vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into deep gorge near Khankoot area in the mountainous Doda district late in the afternoon. Soon after the accident, they said, a massive rescue operation was launched by local volunteers who were later joined by police. The rescuers shifted the occupants of the vehicle to the hospital. However, they said, the doctors declared them dead. The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Aslam son of Mohammad Ismail, Mohammad Ishaq son of Mohammad Ibrahim and Mohammad Yaseen son of Ghulkam Hassan Wani (driver).

Confirming the accident SSP Doda Abdul Qayoom told GNS three people were killed in the accident. A police official said that a case has been registered and further investigations taken up.

Meanwhile, two persons were killed on spot, and two others were injured, after two vehicles collided head on, in Hayan village in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district this afternoon.

Reports reaching GNS said that a car bearing number JK09B 2285 collided with an army vehicle in Hayan, resulting in on spot death of two civilians and injuries to two others.The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Yaseen Ganai son of Mohd Sultan and Sahmsul Zuha  son of Bashir Ahmad Ganai both residents of Kralpora. The injured persons were identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir and his wife Rubeena, both residents of Shumnag.

Confirming the incident, a police official told GNS that a case has been registered in this regard for further investigations.(GNS)

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