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One Dead, 12 Others Injured in South Kashmir Road Accident

Srinagar, May 30 (WD) – Tragedy struck in the Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when a vehicle carrying several passengers turned turtle, resulting in the death of one individual and injuries to twelve others. The accident occurred at Drangbal Pampore, leading to a chaotic scene as locals and authorities rushed to provide aid to the victims.

According to an official from the News Agency Wattan Daily, the vehicle, which was presumably navigating through the region’s challenging roads, lost control and overturned. The impact was severe, causing significant injuries to thirteen passengers onboard. Despite immediate medical intervention, one of the injured, identified as Ram Nath Kumar from Bihar, succumbed to his injuries.

The injured individuals have been identified as Rajeet Ram, Kumar Kotwal, Gayasha, Bangali Kushwa, Ramakanth Shaw, Mohammad Samsheer, and Hari Kumar, all hailing from Bihar. Additionally, Neeta Yadav and Tara Chand from Poonay, Abinov Mishra from Uttar Pradesh, and Shabir Dar from Banihal were also among the injured. Two others, Mohammad Ali and Inayat Ali, are from Kargil.

Emergency services were promptly dispatched to the scene, and all injured passengers were transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical treatment. The hospital staff has been working tirelessly to stabilize their conditions, with some of the injured reportedly in critical states, requiring intensive care.

The incident has brought to light the persistent issues related to road safety and vehicle maintenance in the region. Local authorities have initiated an investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident. Preliminary reports suggest that the vehicle may have been overloaded or traveling at an unsafe speed, contributing to its loss of control.

This accident adds to the growing list of road mishaps in the region, highlighting the need for stricter enforcement of traffic regulations and improved road infrastructure. Community leaders and residents have expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and have called for immediate measures to prevent such tragedies in the future.

The deceased, Ram Nath Kumar, has left behind a grieving family in Bihar. Efforts are being made to contact his relatives and provide the necessary support for the transportation of his body back to his hometown for the final rites.

As the investigation continues, the local administration has assured the public that steps will be taken to enhance road safety and prevent further accidents. Meanwhile, the community remains united in mourning the loss of life and in prayer for the swift recovery of the injured.

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