New Delhi: At least eight soldiers, including a major, were injured after the vehicle in which they were traveling met with an accident in Jammu and Kashmir. Two of them were reported to be in critical condition. The explosion took place in Rajwar area when the grenade went off when the officer was giving a demonstration to the soldiers in the forest area.
Some reports said earlier that a Rashtriya Rifles team led by the Major was passing through the forested patch of Zatchaldara when the blast occurred.
All the injured were taken to the military hospital in Drugmulla from where two seriously wounded soldiers, including the Major, were referred to the Army’s Base Hospital for specialized treatment.
In another incident, a police vehicle while traveling through Brazloo area of Kulgam met with an accident. Three prisoners and five policemen in the vehicle have sustained injuries. Local police evacuated all injured to the nearby hospital for treatment. They are stated to be stable.
On October 6, 20 people died and 13 were injured in an accident where a minibus fell into a deep gorge at Kela Moth on Jammu Srinagar National Highway. The vehicle which was en route to Ramban from Banihal rolled down the 200-feet-deep gorge.