Driver Killed As Truck Falls Into Gorge

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Srinagar- A trucker was killed while another person was injured after the vehicle they were travelling in rolled down into a deep gorge in Ramban district on Wednesday evening.

Reports said that a truck bearing registration number JK05A 8290 on way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Shabanbass area of Banhihal purportedly after the driver lost control over the vehicle due to over speeding.

In the incident, two Bandipora residents – driver identified as Nazir Ahmed Sheikh (58) son of Abdul Gani Sheikh and Naveed Nazir son of Nazir Ahmed suffered injuries.

The duo was soon after evacuated in a joint rescue operation by NGO ‘Banihal Volunteers’ and police to SDH Banihal, however the driver succumbed on the way even as the injured person was undergoing treatment at the health facility. (GNS)

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