Srinagar-Leh highway ; Driver rescued, helper missing after bulldozer plunges into Sindh nullah

The driver of a bulldozer was rescued while its helper is missing after the machine plunged into Sindh nullah near Hung area of Sonamarg along the Srinagar-Leh highway in Ganderbal district last night, officials said on Monday.

A rescue operation was launched by the local police which rescued the driver Shahid Ahmad and shifted him to PHC Sonmarg for medical aid.

Shahid’s helper, identified as Irfan Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Ganderbal, is missing as per the former’s statement, the official added.

Station House officer ( SHO) Police Station Sonamarg, Younis Bashir told Greater Kashmir that a search is on to trace the missing helper.