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Soldier injured in road accident dies

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Srinagar, Mar 29: An Army soldier, injured in a road accident earlier this week in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Srinagar, officials said today.

Naib Subedar Hira Kant Jha, 45, was injured in the accident involving a civilian truck at Awantipora on Monday.

Jha was part of a road clearance team and had suffered injuries when the truck veered off the road and collided with the Army vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

“He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital and had been in ICU since then. His medical condition deteriorated despite best efforts by the medical team and he succumbed to injuries yesterday,” the Army officials said.

A soldier was killed and nine others, including Jha were, injured in the accident. A wreath-laying ceremony was held for Jha at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar today.