Pattan Accident: Another Sarpanch succumbs, death toll reaches 3

SRINAGAR — The death toll in the Pattan road accident rose to three on Tuesday after one more Sarpanch succumbed to his injuries, officials said.

Officials confirmed that one more injured Sarpanch Abdul Jabbar (56), son of Abdul Rahim Lone of Lachipora Baramulla succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Srinagar, taking the toll of dead persons to three including two Sarpanchs and a driver.

Earlier on Monday evening, the SRTC bus, en route to Baramulla with PRIs on board, crashed into a Tipper near Renzi Tappar Pattan, leading to the death of Sarpanch, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat son of Samad Bhat from Gulgam Kupwara, and serious injuries to six others identified as Abdul Qayoom Shah (driver of the SRTC bus) son of Aladin of Gugloosa Kupwara, Haqeeqat Shah son of Abdul Qayoom, constable Abdul Hameed Bhat son of Abdul Jabbar, Abdul Jabbar Lone, SGCT Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohiuddin, Abdul Ahad Khan son of Wali Mohammad Khan of Nutnoosa.

The injured were hospitalized and late on Monday night, the driver of the vehicle Abdul Qayoom Shah succumbed to the wounds.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered and further investigations were taken up.

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