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Two killed in road accident in Anantnag, 12 injured in Ramban

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Azad expresses concern over frequent road accidents

Srinagar: A motorcyclist and his pillion rider were killed in a road accident in Mattan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that a two-wheeler was hit by a vehicle near a grid station Hutmurah, resulting in on-spot death of the motorist, while his pillion rider was injured.

He said the injured person was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he also succumbed.

The deceased have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Malik and Riyaz Ahmad Hajam–both residents of Shimhal, Anantnag.

Meanwhile, 12 people were injured after a mini-bus skidded off road in Dalwas area of Ramban district.

The news agency reported that the mini-bus was on way to Ramban from Batote when the accident took place in Dalwas area.

It reported that in the incident 12 people suffered injuries and they have been shifted to  a nearby hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, Chairman Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday expressed his concern over the surge in number of road accidents in Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal region.

In a statement issued here, Azad has urged upon the authorities to put in place a preventive strategy for stopping accidents instead of taking post-accident measure.

“The roads are in dilapidated condition in these hilly areas making them sensitive for road accidents. In these roads accidents many people have lost their lives and many suffered grievous injuries,” Azad said.

Referring to road accident of Saturday in Dalwas area of Ramban, Azad said that dilapidated roads result in vehicles plunging into deep gorges.

Azad urged the authorities to take immediate repairs of dilapidated roads and also to take preventive measures for stopping accidents instead of taking post-accident measures.

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