Conductor Charred To Death, Driver Injured As Truck Catches Fire On Sgr-B’pora highway

Srinagar, June 01 : A conductor was burnt to death while driver sustained injuries after a cement laden truck skidded off the the road and caught fire on Srinagar-Bandipora highway near Shilvat village.

Reports reaching GNS said that a cement laden truck bearing registration number (JK19 0375) skidded off the road during last midnight near Shilvat village and suddenly caught fire, resulting in serious burn injuries to conductor and driver.

Both were removed to JVC hospital Srinagar where conductor succumbed to his injuries while the driver is battling for life. Truck was also completely gutted in the incident.

A police official while confirming the incident to GNS identified the deceased as Rakesh Singh, 26, son of Darshan Singh of Chenni, Jammu and injured as Ajay Singh, 28, son of Wardan Singh, a resident of Batote Ramban. (GNS)

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