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Trucker killed, three others injured in Zojila road accident

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Srinagar: A truck helper was killed while the truck driver was seriously injured after their truck skidded off the road and rolled into a deep gorge at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh highway on Wednesday, officials said.

An official said that two army soldiers were also injured in the mishap after a breakaway portion of the truck hit an army vehicle as it rolled downhill.

He said the truck (JK03B- 4773) was heading towards Srinagar from Ladakh when it skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge, leaving a helper, identified as Abdul Wahid Khan, dead, and the driver Mohammad Saleem Rishi injured.

The deceased and the injured hailed from Khalmulla Nagbal village in Ganderbal district.

The official said the driver of the truck was referred to SKIMS Soura and the two army personnel were shifted to Army’s 92 Base hospital in Srinagar for treatment.

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