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22-Year-Old Youth, 6 Others Feared Dead As Cab Falls Into Chenab

SRINAGAR: A 22-year-old youth from Uttar Pradesh died, two persons were rescued in injured condition while six others are missing and feared dead after a vehicle they were travelling in plunged into river Chenab in Ramban district.

Official sources told an Innova vehicle (HR55J-1678) fell in Chenab at Duggi Pulli in Chanderkot early morning today. One person identified as Rashid Ahmad (22) of Bijnore UP died on the spot while two persons Muhammad Asif (28) and Bilal Ahmad (25)—also residents of Bijnore UP were rescued by Police and Quick Response Team. Six other persons onboard are missing.

When contacted SSP Ramban P D Nitya confirmed to GNS the accident and said that one person has died while two others were injured and subsequently hospitalized while six others are missing. “The rescue operation is on,” he added.

Meanwhile at about 03:30 hours, a truck (JK05E-9050) driven by one Showket Ahmed Dar (31) son of Ghulam Mohammad of Wagoora Baramulla, coming from Jammu towards Srinagar, met with an accident as it collided with cement pillar at Shaitane nalla in Banihal area of the district. Conductor of the truck Mohammad Rafiq Ganie (27) son of Manzoor Ahmed of Saloosa Baramulla was injured and he has been hospitalized, officials said. (GNS)

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