Eleven persons injured in 5 separate road accidents in Ganderbal


In a bizarre turn of events, eleven persons including an 8-year-old boy were injured on Friday in five separate road accidents in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

The 11 persons belonging to various areas are being treated at different hospitals and two among them are said to be critical now.

A photograph of a damaged Swift car that collided with another vehicle (I20) and resulted in injuries to six passengers in Sumbal Balla area of Ganderbal district on July 12, 2019. KL image by Umar Raina

In Sumbal Balla area of the district, a swift car bearing registration number JKO1AH /9053 collided with another vehicle (I20) bearing registration number JK01AJ 6365, resulting in injuries to six passengers boarding in the Swift car.

The injured passengers have been identified as Hatim and Jazim Ahmed Khan, sons of Showkat Ahmed Khan, residents of Anantnag district, Manzoor Ahmed, son of Ghulam Mohammad, Tabassum, wife of Manzoor Ahmed, Mohammad Aafan, son of Manzoor Ahmed, all residents of Illahibagh Soura.

Soon after the accident, all the injured persons were shifted to Sub-District Hospital Kangan, where from all the injured passengers were referred to SKIMS Soura for further treatment.

In district’s Kangan area near Power House, a Tavera vehicle under registration number JK03E/2932 hit a youth namely Rayees Ahmad Mir (23), son of Ghulam Mohammad Mir, a resident of Drugtang Prang Kangan. The injured youth was subsequently shifted to Sub-District Hospital Kangan for treatment and then referred to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital for the advanced treatment.

At main market Kangan, a Taveera vehicle bearing registration number JK07/3580 collided with a two-wheeler (Scooty) under registration number JKO1AG/5433. The accident resulted in injuries to both driver and his pillion identified as Adil Ahmed Lone, son of Ghulam Mohammad, a resident of Sartrina Kangan and Mohammad Shakir, son of Abdul Rasheed, a resident of Kangan. Soon after the accident, both the injured were rushed to Sub-District Hospital Kangan for the treatment.

Earlier in the morning, a middle-aged woman was injured after she was hit by a speeding truck in Hariganiwan Kangan.

Reports said that a 45-year-old woman identified as Zairoon Begum, wife of Mohammad Mousa, a resident of Ramwari Gund was hit by a speeding truck at Hariganiwan Kangan, resulting in injuries to the woman. The truck was on way to Srinagar from Sonamarg when the accident took place. The injured woman was later taken to Kangan hospital for the treatment.

In Kullan Gund area Kangan, an 8-year-old boy identified as Fridous Ahmed Sheikh, Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh was hit by an army vehicle-part of the army convoy when he was on way to his school near Bilalia Masjid in Kullan Gund. Following the accident, the army vehicle fled from the spot leaving the minor injured.

The injured student was subsequently taken to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Kullan, where from he was referred to Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Kangan for the further treatment.


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