Conductor dies, driver injured as truck catches fire in Bandipora

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A conductor was charred to death while driver suffered injuries late last night after a truck caught fire under mysterious circumstances on Bandipora-Srinager highway at Shilwat area of Sumbal.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), soon after the incident police swung into action and rescued duo sitting inside the bus.

The injured were taken to Srinagar hospital where the conductor of bus succumbed to his injuries.

However the driver identified as Ajay Singh, son of Wardan Singh, a resident of Ramban is still undergoing treatment, they said.

The officials said that the deceased has been identified as Rakesh Singh son of Darshan Singh a resident of Jammu.

“The cause of the fire is not yet known while the police have registered a case and investigation is underway, “they said—(KNO)

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