Srinagar, April 14: Police on Thursday said that accident leading to the death of two soldiers and injuries to as many others was due to driver of the sumo vehicle losing control over it in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
“It has been reported that some unconfirmed and mislead information has been circulated on social media, relating to the stone pelting/ injuries to some army personnel at Kanipora Shopian. It is, clarified that the information shared in the social media is wrong and is not based on facts,” a police spokesman said in a statement, adding, “Actually a tata Sumo carrying soldiers from 44 RR Chowgam Camp was on its way to the encounter site at Badigam shopian. The driver lost control over the vehicle due to some technical fault and it skidded off the road”. He said four soldiers were injured in the mishap and were shifted to District Hospital Shopian where two among them succumbed to wounds. “Remaining two injured soldiers have been evacuated to 92 Base Army hospital Srinagar,” the spokesperson added.