Shopian: Two soldiers were killed after the Sumo they were traveling in met with an accident near Kanipora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Official sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo carrying soldiers from 44 RR Chowgam Camp was on its way to the encounter site at Budigam.
They said the driver lost control over the vehicle and it skidded off the road. Four soldiers were injured in the mishap.
Sources added that the injured were shifted to District Hospital Shopian, where two among them succumbed. They said that the remaining two injured soldiers have been evacuated to 92 Base Army hospital Srinagar.
Meanwhile, police said that two militants have been neutralized in Budigam Shopian encounter. Police said that encounter is underway.
Srinagar based Defense Spokesperson in a statement said that three Army personnel lost their lives and five soldiers were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in overturned near Kanipora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, enroute to an encounter site at Badigam, Shopian.
Owing to the wet road conditions, the driver seemingly lost control over the vehicle and it skidded off the road. The eight injured soldiers were shifted to District Hospital Shopian, where two among them were declared dead. One soldier had received minor injuries and was discharged from District Hospital. The five other injured soldiers were evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar, where in the third soldier also succumbed to his injuries. Four soldiers are presently at the 92 Base Hospital and are being treated.
It has already been clarified by the JKP that information shared on social media, that the accident was caused by stone pelting incident in the area is false. Rumours may be avoided and peace be maintained.