Indian Army thanks Kashmiri youth who rescued soldiers in Srinagar accident

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri youth who on Sunday rescued a soldier who was trapped inside a mangled vehicle were praised by the Indian Army for their excellent gesture.


Army thanks the local youth for rescue of soldiers stuck in accident vehicle near Pantha Chowk Srinagar. @adgpi
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A vehicle had met an accident on Srinagar Bypass road near Lasjan area of Srinagar, police said on Sunday. An army vehicle veered off the road after the driver lost control at Lasjan and hit a tree, a police official said. He said one soldier was trapped inside the badly damaged vehicle and efforts of other army men to evacuate him did not fructify.

“Local Kashmiri youth rushed to the spot and managed to bring the injured army jawan out by placing a truck next to the damaged army vehicle,” the official said.

Some passersby shot the entire incident on their mobile phones. The video of the incident has been widely shared on social networking sites.

The incident comes amidst the ongoing unrest which has claimed 84 lives and thousands others injured in clashes between protestors and security forces. In July, local residents of Bijbehara in south Kashmir Anantnag district defied curfew to rescue over 20 Amarnath pilgrims whose vehicle had met an accident during the beginning of the current unrest.

(With Agency Inputs)