Truck Mows Down 3 Protesters In Udhampur

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Jammu- Three people, who were among those holding a protest demanding repair of drinking water supply pipes, were killed after a truck accidentally knocked them down in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Friday, officials said.

Three others were injured and they were shifted to the district hospital, they said.

The truck driver failed to negotiate a blind curve and ended up ramming into few of the people, who were staging a protest demanding that the pipes supplying drinking water to their hamlet in Chenani area be repaired, the officials mentioned.

According to them, the three injured people were receiving specialised treatment, but one of them was in a critical condition, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Indu Chib said.

The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the incident, the officer said.

Meanwhile, three more people, including a woman were killed in a road accident that took place at Garani area of Udhampur district.

A police official said that the accident took place when a motorcycle JK02B 4739 moving on highway hit a divider causing injuries to all three riders.

"They all were shifted from the site of accident to Udhampur district hospital where they were declared as brought dead." police said.

The deceased has been identified as Shanti Devi age (40) w/o Saleem; Saleem age (45) s/o Goga; [email protected] Rinku (20) d/o Saleem all residents of Arnas in district Reasi.

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