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13 soldiers injured in J&K highway accident

IANS | Jammu |

Thirteen soldiers were injured on Wednesday when the vehicle they were travelling in rolled down from a bridge in Bannihal area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, police said.

Police said an army armoured vehicle called the Casper on a routine patrol rolled down from an under construction bridge at Ratan Pass area of Bannihal town.

“Thirteen soldiers have been injured in this accident and were shifted to h ospital. Attending doctors said four injured soldiers had sustained critical injuries,” police said, adding that dozens of labourers working at the under-construction bridge had a narrow escape when the vehicle rolled down towards them.