SRINAGAR: A driver was killed while six members of a family were injured in an accident in Levdora area of Qazigund along the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Kulgam district.

Quoting an official, KNO reported that a vehicle bearing registration number (JK06B 0901), en route from Srinagar, collided with a truck traveling near the Walnut factory in Qazigund.

“The accident resulted in severe injuries to all seven occupants of the Echo vehicle. They were swiftly taken to the Emergency Hospital in Qazigund for treatment,” he said.

However, the driver of the vehicle, Maroof Ahmad Bhat, son of Niyaz Ahmad Bhat a resident of Doda died at the hospital, official said.

The injured have been identified as Ghulam Qadir Bhat, son of Mohammad Abdullah, Mohammad Niyaz Bhat, son of Ghulam Qadir, Mumtaz Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Qadir, Mubeena Begum, wife of Niyaz Ahmad Bhat, Mehvish Akhter, daughter of Mohammad Niyaz, Maroof Mumtaz Bhat, son of Mohammad Niyaz and Absha Banoo, daughter of Mohammad Niyaz all residents of Doda.

Meanwhile, a case under FIR number 206/23 under section 279, 337 IPC has been registered at the Qazigund Police Station while further investigation has been started,” the official said.


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