A major road accident took place in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. A bus overturned near Goripora-Awantipora on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. More than a dozen people have been injured in this accident while four people from Bihar have died.
A major road accident took place in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Uncontrollable, a bus overturned on the road. Four people from Bihar died in this accident. While four people have died, 28 people have been injured. 23 out of 28 passengers injured in the accident have been admitted to different hospitals for treatment. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the accident.
The incident took place near Goripora-Avantipor on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir, officials said. According to the information received, a bus was coming from Jammu towards Srinagar this morning. On the way, near a bridge in Goripora, Avantipor, the bus suddenly lost control and overturned on the road.
He directed the district administration to provide all possible help to the affected people. Sinha tweeted, ‘I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate bus accident in Avantipora today, in which many valuable lives have been lost and many people have been injured. I have issued instructions to the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected persons.
The Lt Governor said that the district administration is in touch with the families of the victims in Bihar to provide all possible help. “My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he said, quoting the Lieutenant Governor’s directive that Pulwama’s Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bashir-ul-Haq has paid tribute to the deceased. An ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each has been announced for the next of kin.
Haq also announced a relief of Rs 25,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 10,000 for those with minor injuries, the spokesman said. Haque later visited SMHS and Bone and Joint Hospital to inquire about the health of the injured.