Poll staffer dies, several others injured in south Kashmir

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Srinagar

A poll staffer died on Tuesday evening and a number of employees posted for election duty were injured after a bus carrying polling staff met with an accident in Kokernag area of Anantnag district.

Reports said that a driver carrying poll staffers from Kokernag to Anantnag lost his control over the vehicle and fell into a gorge at Zalangam area of Kokernag, resulting in injuries to eight people.

The injured men were soon rushed to district hospital Anantnag, where doctors declared one of the injured men who had sustained serious injuries, dead. The deceased man has been identified as Hilal Ahmad Khan of Pulwama. Reports added that the other injured men are being treated at the hospital.

Reports also suggest that at least sixteen people had sustained injuries who were soon rushed to Sub-District-Hospital Zalangam, where from two seriously injured men were shifted to district hospital Anantnag. However, one of the injured men succumbed to injuries and another is under treatment.

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