Army man injured in Awantipora road accident succumbs


An Army man, injured in a road accident earlier this week in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Srinagar, reports said.

Naib Subedar Hira Kant Jha, 45, was injured in the accident involving a civilian truck at Awantipora on Monday.

Jha was part of a road clearance team and had suffered injuries when the truck veered off the road and collided with the Army vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

“He was provided immediate first aid, evacuated to 92 Base Hospital and had been in ICU since then. His medical condition deteriorated despite best efforts by the medical team and he succumbed to injuries yesterday,” reports said.

Earlier, army man was killed and nine others, including Jha were, injured in the accident.


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