Muslim scholar among 9 killed in road accidents

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A top Muslim scholar and his son are among nine persons killed in tragic road accidents in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

A car which was on its way from Gool Sangaldan towards Udhampur skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Prem Mandir Chennai area of Udhampur district, resulting in on spot death of two persons and injuries to several others.

The injured persons were evacuated for treatment; however, two more persons succumbed on the way to hospital.

Among the deceased included chief cleric of Jamia Masjid Sangaldan Abdul Hamid (32) and his father, a top Islamic scholar, Mohammad Jamal Din (65).

More details are awaited. Earlier, five persons including a policeman died and several others were injured in different road accidents in Kanipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. One police constable was killed and two others were also injured in a road accident.—KMS