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Pedestrian fatally struck at Pahalgam tourist resort in Jammu & Kashmir

In Pahalgam, J&K, a 60-year-old pedestrian named Ghulam Qadir Wani was tragically killed after being hit by a vehicle. The incident occurred in the Batkoot area of the tourist resort. Despite efforts to save him, Wani succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The officials confirmed that a case has been registered, and an investigation is underway. The driver involved in the accident has been detained, and the vehicle has been seized. The body of the deceased has been sent for medico-legal formalities to determine the cause of death.

The Srinagar-Pahalgam road is bustling with activity as the tourist season has commenced. With numerous vehicles carrying tourists visiting Pahalgam and nearby attractions, it is crucial for drivers to exercise caution and adhere to road safety measures. Such incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving to prevent tragedies like these from happening.

As the authorities continue their investigation into the accident, our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Ghulam Qadir Wani during this difficult time. May this incident prompt increased awareness about road safety and the need for vigilance on busy roads, especially during peak tourist seasons in popular destinations like Pahalgam.


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