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Pilgrim dies, 3 injured in road accident

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Jammu, Jul 13: A 36-year-old Amarnath pilgrim died and three others were injured when a private vehicle hit them on the Jammu-Lakhanpur highway in Samba district today, a police official said.

A group of pilgrims, hailing from Etah district of Uttar Pradesh, were walking when a private car driven by one Bhuvin Dubey hit them near Bari Brahmana flyover, the official said.  He said four pilgrims were injured in the accident and were immediately rushed to hospital, where one of them, identified as Mukendra Singh, succumbed to injuries.

The condition of another pilgrim, Chander Paul, is stated to be “critical”, he said, adding Veeri Singh and Ram Paul escaped with minor injuries but are still undergoing treatment.

The mishap took place when it was raining heavily, the official said, adding the driver of the car, a local resident, was arrested and a case was registered against him.

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