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Man dies midway while trying to reach hospital due to traffic jam in Srinagar, say locals

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Traffic plying on M A Road Srinaagr, Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Srinagar: An 27-year-old man died mid-way in Sekidafar area of Srinagar with locals claiming the patient couldn’t reach hospital in time due to massive traffic jam.

According to local residents, Jahangir Ahmad, a resident of Narwara area, was suffering from neurological issues for the last couple of months, however, his condition deteriorated this afternoon.

“His family members immediately tried to shift him to SMHS hospital, however, due to traffic jam in Sekidafar area, the vehicle got stuck and despite hectic efforts by the local police, the patient couldn’t reach hospital in time and died mid-way,” they alleged.

They also praised the role of Safakadal police in clearing the traffic, but due to traffic mess the patient couldn’t be saved.

The local residents urged the authorities to keep a check on traffic mess in the city so that such incidents are prevented from happening in the future. (KNO)

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