16 injured in road accident at Daksum

Bilal Habib

Pulwama: Sixteen passengers have been injured in a road accident in Kokernag area of the neighbouring Anantnag district.

The accident occurred when a vehicle (JK17-3156) carrying passengers from Kishtwar to Srinagar skidded off the road near the tourist spot of Daksum in Anantnag district this morning, SHO Kokernag, Tariq Ahmad Tak told Kashmir Reader. He said 16 passengers were injured in the road accident.

The injured were removed to the district hospital Anantnag for treatment. However, the seriously wounded passengers were later referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

The accident, officials believe happened when the driver lost control over his vehicle while negotiating a turn.