In the Parimpora road accident between an army truck and a civilian vehicle the death toll has reached to seven, police said. The area falls on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in Kashmir.
The people killed in the accident have been identified as Mohammad Rafiq Antoo resident of Dugliteng, Baramulla, Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Mamkak, Sopore, Peer Zada Mohammad Syed resident of Sopore, Mohammad Ramzan Mir resident of Sopore, Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Krankshivan, Sopore, Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Dangerpora Baramulla and Zarefa wife of Ashiq Hussain resident of Dever Pattan.
The two injured persons Ashiq Hussain Malik resident of Dever Pattan and Sheikh Zahid resident of Sopore were shifted to the hospital for treatment.
It was earlier in the morning when an army vehicle rammed into a civilian passenger vehicle. The locals in the area started protesting against the authorities and burnt the army vehicle. Till this report was filed, there were clashes reported from the area between government forces and the protestors. A resistance group, Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Geelani has called for shutdown tomorrow.
Police said that the army vehicle has been seized and FIR has been registered in Police Station Parimpora and investigation into the matter has been taken up.