4 Killed In Accidents

4 Killed In Accidents

JAMMU —  A woman and her niece were allegedly crushed to death by an army vehicle on Lam Nowshera road in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier a driver and his helper were killed when their truck rammed into a roadside shop housing an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of a bank here during midnight, police said Wednesday.

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Reports said Kaneez Begum wife of Mohammad Aslam and her niece Robia Koser were knocked by army vehicle at Lam. While Robia died on spot Kaneez succumbed at a hospital.

Police has taken both the bodies into possession and are conducting medico-legal formalities, reports quoting officials said.

Meanwhile, a driver and his helper were killed when their truck rammed into a roadside shop housing an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of a bank here.

The ATM guard escaped with minor injuries in the incident which took place at T-Chowk in the Channi Himmat area on the outskirts of the city around midnight, a police official said.

He said the potato-laden truck, which was on its way to the fruit and vegetable market, Narwal, here from Punjab, rammed into the ATM booth after its driver lost control apparently due to failure of the breaks while moving on a link road.

Police along with fire services personnel immediately launched a rescue operation and managed to pull out the bodies from the debris in the early hours Wednesday, the official said.

The driver was identified as Triloke Singh, 60, of Gurdaspur district of Punjab, while the identity of the other deceased, believed to be the helper and hailing from Punjab as well, is being ascertained, he said.

The official said the ATM guard, Jeevan Paul, 25, of Arnia village of Jammu, was found buried under the debris and was rescued with minor injuries.

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