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Girl injured in Ramban rickshaw succumbs

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Srinagar: A 12-year-old girl injured in a rickshaw accident last evening at Kowbagh area of Ramban succumbed to injuries on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the mishap to two.

As per news agency GNS, the girl identified as Salma, daughter of Mohammad Israr, a non-local presently putting up at Kowbagh Ramban, was injured along with nine other children and rickshaw driver after the vehicle rolled down into a deep gorge on Monday evening.

She succumbed to her wounds at GMC Jammu. One of the children identified as 6-year-old Bhirbhan, son of the rickshaw driver Rampaul of Baladah Mansa of Punjab, also died in the accident.

Rampaul’s other son, Suraj Bhan ,12, and daughter Chameli, 7, are under treatment along with other injured including Gulshan, 6, and Zameerun, 3, daughters of Salman of Zila Basti UP; Salman, Chandni, 9 and Sabana, 12 daughters of Mohammad Israr of Kowbagh Ramban. Condition of four children is stated to be critical and they have been admitted to GMC Jammu.

Preliminary investigation, a police officer told GNS have revealed that driver was driving the rickshaw in a “rash and negligent” manner, losing control due to overspeeding.

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