Shepherd crushed to death by train in failed bid to rescue sheep


A 64-year-old shepherd was crushed to death by a train in a failed bid to rescue a sheep in Malangpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The deceased has been identified as Shair Khan (64) son of Syed Khan, a resident of Rajouri in Jammu division.

A Railway official told GNS that the shepherd while passing through the area which has been declared the prohibited zone by the authorities

The incident occurred when the shepherd tried to rescue one of the sheep from the track and was hit along with the sheep by the train, resulting in his on spot death. The sheep also died in the incident.

The incident took place at 6:20 pm, the official said. (GNS)


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