15 injured in two separate road mishaps
Doda/Srinagar, Jan 03: At least 15 persons were injured in two separate road mishaps in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, reports said.
They said that 11 people were injured after a passenger bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge near Pul area of Doda.
An official said that the bus, however, got stuck a few meters ahead of Chenab river which prevented a major tragedy from happening.
He said that the passenger bus was on way from Bhaderwah to Jammu when it met with the accident near Ganpat bridge and fell into a deep gorge.
“Although the bus fell in gorge but its further movement downwards would have resulted in a major tragedy as it would have fallen into Chenab river where most of the accident prove fatal,” the official said.
He said that eleven passengers were injured in this accident and all the injured were shifted to GMC Doda for treatment.
He identified the injured as driver Pushvinder Singh son of Sukh Dev, a resident of Katra Reasi, conductor Susheel Singh son of Davinder Singh, a resident of Ramnager Udhampur, Mohammad Sabir son of Ali Batt, a resident of Gundna, Ashok Kumar son of Roshan Lal, resident of Jammu, Vista Devi wife of Sanjay Kumar, Arun Kumar son of Ashok Kumar, Naseema Begum wife of Ghulam Hadir resident of Bhaderwah, Inder Kumar son of Amar Chand, Kamlesh Devi wife of Pritam Singh—all residents of Bhaderwah, Neelma Devi wife of Dharminder Singh, Hamanshu son of Sanjay Kumar—both resident of Udhampur
Meanwhile, 4 persons were injured after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and turned turtle near Ganiwan area of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
An official said that a passenger bus bearing registration No JKO1D 5574 carrying passengers while on way to Gund toward Kangan skidded off the road at Ganiwan, resulting in minor injuries to at least 4 persons.
He said that the police with the help of locals launched a rescue operation and the injured persons were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. (with inputs from KNO)