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Two tourists killed, over two dozen injured in road accident in Ganderbal

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Srinagar: Two tourists were killed and over two dozen injured after a vehicle they were traveling in overturned in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Thursday.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the bus (JK01N-9382) on way to Srinagar from Sonamarg skidded off the road and turned turtle on Srinagar-Leh national highway near the Hari Ganiwan area in Ganderbal district.

In the incident, 25 persons received injuries who were shifted to hospital for treatment. Two women succumbed to their injuries, said an official.

He said the others are undergoing treatment at SDH Kangan, adding that police have taken cognizance of the incident and started an investigation.

Meanwhile, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah have expressed deep anguish over the fatal accident in Ganderbal district, and prayed for peace to the departed souls, a party press release said. It said they also impressed upon the divisional administration to provide the best of medical treatment to all the injured.




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