28 Injured After Bus Turns Turtle in Handwara, 4 Killed In Doda Mishap

Srinagar- At least 28 persons suffered injuries after a passenger bus they were traveling in met with an accident near Handwara of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district Tuesday morning, officials said.

Bus bearing registration number JK09-1239, on the way from Kupwara to Srinagar, met with an accident near Watayin area, resulting in injuries to some 28 passengers, officials said. The injured passengers were subsequently evacuated to District Hospital Handwara for treatment, from where five persons were referred to different hospitals for preferential treatment, they said.

Two of the injured Irshad Ahmad a resident of Tral & Mukhti Begum a resident of Vodhpora Handwara were referred to Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla while as Parveena Begum, her minor child Musaib Ahmad and Irshad Ahmad Bhat of Chogal Handwara were referred to SMHS Hospital Srinagar for preferential treatment.
Confirming the incident, a police official said that a case has been registered in this regard.

4 Feared Dead In Chenab Car Crash

A report from Doda said, at least four persons were feared drowned after a private car skidded off the road and rolled into the Chenab river in the district on Tuesday.

The accident took place at Shibnote-Karara along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway around 7.30 pm, Sub Divisional Magistrate (Thathri) Athar Amin Zargar said.

Quoting preliminary information, he said the car was on its way to Kishtwar from Doda when it rolled down into the fast-flowing river.

A police party, along with local volunteers and rafters of JK Adventures who are stationed near the accident site at Shibnote, launched a rescue operation but there was no trace of neither the vehicle nor its four occupations, the official said.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the scene and a massive search operation is underway to trace the victims, he added.

Former chief minister and Democratic Azad Party chief Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is touring Doda and Kishtwar districts, was spotted at the scene of the accident in a video shared from the area.

He was accompanied by his colleague and former minister GM Saroori, who could be heard in the video appealing for expediting the rescue operation.

Azad was returning after addressing public rallies at Changa-Bhalessa and Gali-Batoli in Doda district, officials said.

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