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Road mishaps devour 851 people in JK this year

Road mishaps devour 851 people in JK this year
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More than 6 thousand suffered injuries

Srinagar: The bad and hilly roads in the state have been consuming human lives as so far 851 deaths have been reported due to road accidents in J&K, while more than six thousand were injured this year till October alone.
Figures available with ‘Kashmir Vision’ reveal that in 326 accidents in Kashmir valley 39 persons were killed while leaving 341 injured. Jammu, while topping the list, has recorded 1015 accidents, resulting in the death of 114 persons, followed by Samba with 93 deaths in 321 accidents and Kathua with 88 deaths in 376 road accidents.
In Poonch district so far 29 deaths have occurred due to 167 road accidents. The figures project that Kargil has been so far, safer in the state when it comes to the deaths caused due to road accidents. Figures reveal that in 2018 (till October) there have been 57 road accidents that were recorded and which resulted in the death of 5 persons.
In Kashmir Division, Shopian and Bandipora districts have recorded less number of deaths in comparison to the rest of the districts. District Shopian has recorded 34 road accidents which have resulted in the death of 9 persons. Similarly, district Bandipora has recorded 49 road accidents, which have also resulted in the death of 9 persons.
The number of injured in the twin districts is also somewhat similar. In Shopian, 51 persons have been reported injured; while as 59 persons have been reported injured in Bandipora, the data reveals.
In totality, as per the figures provided by the Traffic Department, till October 2018 5050 accidents were reported in J&K, out of which 700 accidents were fatal in nature, which resulted in deaths across the state.
Further, there have been 6683 injury cases across the state this year, with 3459 reported as grievously injured and 3223 reported with mild or minor injuries as per the Traffic Departments’ figures.

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