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Truck mows down shepherd, over 30 sheep in Ramban

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Srinagar, Oct 19: A speeding truck on Friday mowed down a shepherd and his flock of sheep and goats near Thopal on Batote-Kishtwar road in Ramban district.

Reports said that the shepherd, identified as 28-years-old Rehmatullah of Trungal village of Doda, died on the spot after being hit by the speeding truck this morning.

They said over 30 sheep and goats were also crushed to death in the incident which took place near Thopal, six kilometres from Batote.

An official said the driver who had fled from the spot has been arrested. He said the body of the deceased shepherd has been shifted to Emergency Hospital Batote for legal formalities.

He said officials from Sheep Husbandry department also reached the spot to treat the injured livestock.

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