Reyaz Rashid

Poplar tree falls on vehicle in Baramulla, passengers escape unhurt

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Baramulla: Passengers boarding a Sumo vehicle had a narrow escape on Friday after a poplar tree was uprooted on Srinagar-Muzzafarabad highway by heavy winds, damaging vehicle’s bonnet and windshield.

“The passengers had a narrow escape when the Sumo vehicle they were travelling in came under a heavy poplar tree near Boys Degree College Baramulla,” said a local Shopkeeper here.

A police official confirmed that all the passengers traveling in the vehicle bearing registration number JK05 8670 escaped unhurt in the accident.

The traffic on the national highway was stopped until both the vehicle and the tree was removed from the road, he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that decades old poplar trees planted on both sides of the Srinagar-Muzzafarabad highway are posing a constant risk to the lives of passengers and pedestrians.

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