3 dozen sheep, goats crushed by truck


Udhampur: In a ghastly incident, three dozen sheep and goats, belonging to a person of nomad community, were crushed to death by a speeding truck in Udhampur district, Police said on Thursday. A speeding truck, drove through a flock of sheep and goats of a nomad near Darsu on Dhar road on late Wednesday night, causing on-the-spot death of 36 sheep and goats, a police official said. He said that twelve other livestock were also injured in the incident while nomad family, which was on move from Samba to Kashmir in search of greener pastures during their bi-annual migration, escaped unhurt. The erring driver was arrested, the official said.