Reyaz Rashid

Sarpanch, driver killed; six injured in road accident in Pattan

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Srinagar: A Sarpanch from north Kashmir’s Kupwara and a driver were killed and four other PRI members besides two policemen were injured when a bus carrying PRIs met with an accident near Renzi Pattan in Baramulla district on Monday.

Official sources said that a SRTC bus carrying the PRIs suffered a head-on collision with a tipper near Renzi Tappar Pattan, leading to the death of one of them identified as Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Samad Bhat from Gulgam Kupwara and injuries to six others.

The bus driver, Abdul Qayoom Shah, who was injured, later succumbed to his injuries.

The injured were identified as Haqeeqat Shah, son of Abdul Qayoom; constable Abdul Hameed Bhat, son of Abdul Jabbar; Abdul Jabbar Lone, son of Abdul Rahim Lone of Sherwanipora Baramulla; SGCT Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin; and Abdul Ahad Khan, son of Wali Mohammad Khan of Nutnoosa.

They have been shifted to hospital for treatment.

Lt Governor Tweets:

“Pained by the unfortunate demise of Sarpanch, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat in a road accident at Baramulla. My thoughts are with his family in this sad hour. Directed the district administration to ensure best possible treatment to the injured.”


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