Umaisar Gull Ganie

Anantnag: A motorist and his pillion rider were killed in a road accident in the Mattan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the scooty was hit by a vehicle near a grid station Hutmurah, resulting in spot death to the motorist, while his pillion rider was injured.

He said that the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he also succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Malik and Riyaz Ahmad Hajam–both residents of Shimhal, Anantnag.

Meanwhile, police have taken cognisance of the incident—(KNO)