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Army driver dies in accident in  Kupwara

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Srinagar Jun 04: A 26-year-old Army driver died in an accident in Zangli area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

Quoting sources, news agency GNS reported that the Casper vehicle of 41 Rashtriya Rifles was required at main-town Kupwara.

Sepoy Bhoopati S was behind the vehicle when the handbrake of the vehicle got disengaged due to some “mechanical fault” as a result of which the vehicle moved backwards and pushed the soldier with another Casper which was parked behind it, leaving him trapped, sources said.

Bhoopati was immediately evacuated to hospital in unconscious state but succumbed to the injuries, they said.

Hailing from Tamil Nadu, the soldier is survived by his parents besides a brother and a sister, they added.

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