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2 IAF personnel including Squadron Leader killed in accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora

The Accident Took Place At Malangpora Outside Air Force Station In Awantipora.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Abhinav Gupta | Updated on: 04 Apr 2019, 05:17:58 PM
2 Indian Air Force personnel killed in accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora

New Delhi:

At least two personnel of the Indian Air Force lost their lives while two others were injured on Thursday after the vehicle carrying them met with an accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora district. 

The deceased personnel have been identified as Squadron Leader Rakesh Pandey and Corporal Ajay Kumar. Two other injuried personnel -- an officer and an airman --  are admitted to a nearby hospital.

The accident took place at Malangpora outside air force station in Awantipora. 

The IAF will conduct an inquiry into the accident, according to news agency ANI. 

The tragic incident comes nearly two months after a suicide bomber, belonging to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, rammed an explosive-ridden vehicle into a CRPF convoy, killing 40 jawans.   

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First Published : 04 Apr 2019, 04:24:26 PM