Jammu and Kashmir [India], Might 30 (ANI): Expressing condolences over the dying of pilgrims from Bihar in a bus accident in Jammu, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the households of the deceased.
At the least ten individuals had been killed and round 55 injured when a bus fell right into a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway on Tuesday morning.
“Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is deeply saddened by the dying of Bihar natives in Jammu and Kashmir’s bus accident and introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the subsequent of kin,” learn an official
The Chief Minister directed the Jammu and Kashmir authorities officers for correct remedy of these injured within the accident.
J-Okay Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta after assembly the individuals injured within the bus accident stated that the injured have been prolonged all of the required assist.
All of the injured are being medically handled, and they’re being prolonged all assist,” he stated.
J-Okay Director Common of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh additionally added that round two to 3 individuals have been critically injured and are being handled.
“We try to supply the absolute best care to the injured. 10 individuals have died and 2-3 are critically injured,” stated Dilbagh Singh after assembly the injured.
A member of the family, Varun Kumar stated, “75 family members had taken a bus for the ‘mundan’ ceremony of my aunt-uncle’s granddaughter. They’d gone to Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra. I got here to know of the accident at 6 am. My father has left for the spot.”
In response to officers, the bus was on its method to Katra from Amritsar when the incident befell close to Jhajjar Kotli – about 15 km from Katra in Jammu district.
“10 individuals died and round 55 are injured. All have been evacuated. The rescue operation is sort of full. The SDRF group can also be current on the spot,” stated the SSP.
Kohli stated that the injured had been shifted to the hospital. He stated paramilitary groups and State Catastrophe Response Fund (SDRF) had been engaged in evacuation and rescue operations.
The SSP additional added that the bus was carrying extra passengers than the prescribed restrict and all this will probably be probed. (ANI)
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