Driver killed, 11 non-local passengers injured in Navyuga tunnel accident


Banihal, Jan 04 (KNO): A driver of a vehicle was killed while 11 passengers were injured after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident inside Banihal-Qazigund (Navyuga) tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Banihal area of Ramban, officials said.


A mini bus (JK02AT-6530) boarding with 16 passengers, which was on its way to Srinagar from Kathua turned turtle near western tube inside Banihal-Qazigund (Navyuga) tunnel on the highway, they told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).


They said that the driver of the vehicle died on the spot and 11 others were also injured, adding that all the injured were taken to SDH Banihal and three of them were shifted to GMC Anantnag.


The deceased driver was identified as Tariq Ahmed, son of Mohammad Irshad of Tikri Nagrota.


The injured were identified as Anil Verma, 62, son of BL Verma; Sushil Kumar, 50, son of Radha Ram; Chander Kali, 40, son of Damudhar; Riya, 21, daughter of Raj Kumar; Pinkey, 20, daughter of Chotu Lal; Anjali, 23, daughter of Damudhar; Sandhya, 45, wife of Rakesh Kumar; Uma Sharma, 45, son of Ram Avad; Inder Bhan, 45, son of Jagdish Bhan; Sana, 45, wife of Rakesh Kumar and Priya, 18, daughter of Dhamundher—all residents of Defence Colony Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh—(KNO)

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