Two die, 37 injured as bus falls into gorge in Udhampur
LG announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to NoKs of deceased
STATE TIMES NEWS
Udhampur/Jammu: Two persons were killed and 37 injured when a bus carrying a marriage party skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Udhampur district on Thursday, official sources said.
The bus (JK14F-5050), which was on its way from Ramnagar to Chhitredi village, met with an accident near the village, they said, adding that the condition of several injured persons is critical.
Police and locals have rushed to the spot and started rescue operation, the sources said.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the Next of Kin (NoK) of those who lost their lives in the tragic bus accident.
The injured will be given Rs. 50,000 each and the UT Government will bear the cost of their treatment.
The Lt Governor expressed grief over the unfortunate incident and directed the district administration to ensure the best possible treatment to the injured.
“Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a tragic road accident in Ramnagar, Udhampur. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families and prayers for speedy recovery of injured”, the Lt Governor said.