Eight killed in road mishap, CM sanctions relief
JAMMU: Eight persons were on Thursday killed and three others injured when a vehicle skidded off the road and rolled down into a drain in Ramban District.
Police said a SUV carrying 11 people to a Sulphur spring in Khadi-Mohi Mangat belt in Ramban District skidded off the road near Nachalana-Sher Bibi area. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, Governor, N.N. Vohra has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. The Governor has wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
According to Raj Bhavan Secretariat sources the Governor has, recalling earlier discussions and correspondence on the subject, urged the Chief Minister to personally review the status of the remedial measures so far taken to reduce the incidence of recurring road accidents which result in the loss of innocent lives. The Governor has also recalled his earlier suggestion that barriers and surveillance of speed should be enforced in the known areas where accidents take place every other day.
Expressing deep grief over the loss of precious human lives in an accident, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah sanctioned Rs. 1 lakh relief in favour of deceased and Rs. 10,000 for injured.
In his condolence message, the Chief Minister conveyed his solidarity and sympathy to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He also prayed for early recovery of the injured.
The Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Mubarak Gul on behalf of the House expressed shock and grief over the demise of persons in accident.
Gul expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families. He prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.
The Speaker also directed the concerned departments to implement the recommendations of the House Committee strictly to avoid road accidents.
Minister of State for Technical Education Vikar Rasool condoled the demise of these persons, expressing sympathies with the bereaved families.
M.Y Tarigami and G.M Saroori voiced concern over the rising road accidents and demanded strict implementation of the report of the House Committee in this regard.
National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah also expressed grief and shock at the tragic loss of lives in a road accident.
“My heart goes out to the families of the deceased. I pray for peace to the departed souls and express my solidarity with their kith and kin. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured victims”, he said.
Veteran NC Leader Sheikh Nazir Ahmed, NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani and NC Spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu have also expressed grief and sorrow over this tragedy and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured and appreciated the Chief Minister’s prompt announcement of ex-gratia relief to the victims of the accident