Conductor Charred To Death, Driver Injured As Truck Catches Fire

SRINAGAR: A conductor was charred to death while the driver suffered injuries late last night after a truck caught fire under mysterious circumstances on Bandipora-Srinagar highway at Shilwat area of Sumbal.

Truck Catches Fire on Bandipora- Srinagar highway on June 1,2022

Quoting officials the news agency KNO reported that soon after the incident police swung into action and rescued the duo sitting inside the bus. The injured were taken to Srinagar hospital where the conductor of the bus succumbed to his injuries.

However, the driver identified as Ajay Singh, son of Wardan Singh, a resident of Ramban is still undergoing treatment, they said.

The officials said that the deceased has been identified as Rakesh Singh son of Darshan Singh a resident of Jammu.

“The cause of the fire is not yet known while the police have registered a case and investigation is underway,” they said.

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