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Five Kulgam employees killed and many more injured in accident in Shimla

Kulgam, Dec 04 (KNO): At least six workers from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district died, and as many were injured in a road accident in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on Monday morning, police said.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Shimla Sanjeev Kumar Gandhi told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that six persons have died when a truck, they were travelling in, fell into a gorge at Kararghat.

He said three persons died on the spot while others succumbed to their injuries at a hospital.

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The deceased have been identified as Fareed Ahmad Deedar, (24), Gulam Hussain Gorsi (43), Shabir Ahmad Deedar, (19), Talib Hussain Tinda (23), Gulzar Ahmad Deedar (30), and Mushtaq Ahmad Dedar (30)—all residents of Kulgam.

The injured were identified as Manzoor Ahmad Denda, Talib Hussain Denda—both from Kulgam and Aslam Deedar from Anantnag, Ranjit, driver of the vehicle, Akash Kumar and Ajay Thakur.

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“The injured are currently under treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital (IGMCH),” SP said, adding that a case in this regard has been registered and set an investigation into motion.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal-Mohi-Ud-Din-Bhat expressed grief over the loss of lives in a road accident at Shimla.

He said that district administration Kulgam is in touch with Shimla Administration for transportation of bodies of all the deceased to their native villages.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also expressed his condolences over the loss of lives in the Shimla road accident.

Taking to microblogging site ‘X’ formerly Twitter, Manoj Sinha wrote; “Anguished by the tragic road accident in Shimla, in which six Kulgam residents have lost their lives. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Directed DC Kulgam to provide all necessary assistance to the next of kin of each deceased.”—(KNO)

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