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3 killed, 21 injured in Sallar road mishap
Angry people pelt stones at police, try to attack hospital
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: In yet another road mishap, three persons were killed and 22 others injured, eight of them critically when a Tata 407 in which they were traveling in turned turtle on Bijbehara-Langanbal road at Sallar. Following the mishap people resorted to stone pelting at police and smashed the

police vehicle.

Reports said that a Tata 407 bearing JK05C turned turtle near Sallar when it was coming from Pahalgam resulting into the death to two persons and injuries to 20 others travelling in it.

“The speeding vehicle after failing to negotiate the curve first collided with a tree and then turned turtle resulting into on spot death to two persons while one more died on way to hospital. 20 others

traveling in the vehicle were injured some of them critically,” said the eyewitnesses.

The injured were immediately rushed to the hospital at Sallar where from they were shifted to district hospital Anantnag.

“A total of 20 injured were brought to the hospital. Out of them the condition of eight was critical and were referred to SKIMS. Others who have received minor injuries are being treated here,” said medical

superintendent, district hospital Anantnag, Dr Fazil Kochak.

Two persons who died in the mishap have been identified as Rameez Hassan Bhat and Bashir Ahmad, both residents of Sopore while as the identity of the third one was not established.

Reports said that after the accident the people of the area who reached the spot immediately after the accident took place resorted to stone pelting at police after they arrived there. However, eyewitnesses said that the police exercised maximum restraint and managed to chase away the stone pelting mob with out using force.

Later additional deputy commissioner, Anantnag, G M Dar, visited both the hospitals at Sallar and Anantnag and directed the hospital administration to provide proper medical care to the injured who were

being treated there.

Talking to Kashmir Times, ADC said that at least 23 persons hailing from Sopore had gone to a trip to Pahalgam in the Tata 407 and on way back the vehicle met an accident.

News Updated at : Monday, August 20, 2012
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