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2 IAF officers killed, 2 others injured in accident in Kashmir’s Pulwama

A squadron leader and a corporal have died in the accident while two others are injured.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2019 17:46 IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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Two Indian Air Force officers died when the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Jammu and Kashmir.(Getty Images)

Two officers of the Indian Air Force were killed and two others injured in a road accident in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Officials said that among the dead was a squadron leader of the IAF.

Officials said the accident took place between 3 and 4 am on Thursday morning when the Scorpio, in which the air force personnel were travelling in, met with an accident at the Malangpora village. The police got to know of the accident when the air force personnel informed them. The injured personnel are being treated at Army’s base hospital.

A senior police officer confirmed the accident and said that two personnel had been killed and two others were injured. It’s not clear yet why the air force personnel were travelling in the wee hours. The place where the accident took place is located near the air force station.

“Very sorry to hear about the loss of lives in this accident. Condolences to the families of Sq Ldr Pandey & Corp Kumar, may their souls rest in peace. Prayers for the injured, hope they make a complete & speedy recovery,” tweeted former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah.

Officials said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

First Published: Apr 04, 2019 17:37 IST

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