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Jammu and Kashmir: 3 killed and 17 injured in bus collision in Samba district

Srinagar: A major accident has happened in Jammu and Kashmir. Three people were tragically killed in a bus collision on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Samba district. A 13-year-old girl has also lost her life in this incident and 17 people have been badly injured.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Srinagar: A major accident has happened in Jammu and Kashmir. Three people were tragically killed in a bus collision on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Samba district. A 13-year-old girl has also lost her life in this incident and 17 people have been badly injured. According to information, the collision occurred on the Jammu-Pathankot highway at Nanake Chak due to over speeding during an overtake attempt.

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After getting information about the incident, the police reached the spot and rescued the people trapped in the bus. One bus was Saharanpur-bound while the other was travelling towards Kathua district. The deceased have been identified as Mangi Devi (36) and her 13-year old daughter Taniya, from Punjab’s Batala, and 58-year old Kasturi Lal from Rajpur.

According to the media report, Dr Bharat Bhushan, Medical Officer of Samba District Hospital informed that a 13-year-old girl was also among those who died in this accident. Also 17 injured people have been injured and 7 have been sent to other hospitals as they have suffered multiple injuries. It is believed that the death toll may increase. At present, the reason for the latter has not been revealed.

After this incident, The district administration has announced compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to next of kin of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to critically injured and Rs 10,000 for those who received minor injuries.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Expressed grief and said he was extremely pained by the loss of lives in the road accidents in Doda and Samba.”My deepest condolences to the families of deceased. Praying for the early recovery of the injured. Directed the district administrations to provide all possible assistance,” he said in a tweet.

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