Six Kulgam Locals die in Shimla Road Accident

December 4, 2023

SRINAGAR: Six workers from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district lost their lives, and as many were injured in a road accident in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on Monday morning, according to police.

Superintendent of Police Shimla, Sanjeev Kumar Gandhi, stated that six people died when a truck they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Kararghat. Three persons died on the spot, while others succumbed to their injuries at a hospital. “Six others, currently under treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital (IGMCH), sustained injuries,” he added.

The deceased have been identified as Fareed (24), Gulab (43), Shabir (19), Talib (23), Gulzar (30), and Mushtaq (30)—all residents of Kulgam.

The six persons who were injured are undergoing treatment at the Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital (IGMCH) and they were identified as Ranjit, driver of the vehicle, Aslam, Talib Hussain, Akash Kumar, Ajay Thakur, and Manjoor.

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh expressed profound sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident and offered his condolences to the grieving families.

He also directed district authorities to extend immediate relief to the bereaved families and ensure the best possible medical care for the injured.

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