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Driver dead, another person injured after tractor turns turtle in Kangan

Ganderbal: A tractor met with an accident and turned turtle on Wednesday on Srinagar-Leh highway in Kangan tehsil of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, leaving the driver dead and another occupant injured.

Officials said that a tractor JK16A-4342 travelling from Gagangeer-Sonamarg to Gund skidded off from the road and turned turtle at main market Gund.

The driver and another occupant were trapped under the vehicle following which locals rescued them and shifted them to primary health Centre Gund in an injured state.

However, the driver of the tractor identified as Riyaz Ahmad Bhat (28)of Fraw Gund declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

The injured identified as Muzafar Ahmad Lone (24) of Gund was referred to SKIMS Srinagar for specialized treatment.

Police have registered a case at police station Gund in this connection and have taken up the investigation, said the official.