Amarnath accident: CM Mehbooba grieved over death of Yatris, directs release of exgratia

Srinagar

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep shock and immense grief over the death of Amarnath Yatris in a tragic road accident near Ramsoo on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Mehbooba according to spokesman has conveyed her heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved families in their hour of grief and has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. She also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.

Mehbooba according to spokesman has asked the Divisional administration Jammu and the District Administration Ramban to intensify the rescue operations at the spot and ensure best possible treatment to the injured Yatris. She has ordered immediate airlifting of the seriously injured pilgrims for treatment to save their lives.

Mehbooba has also directed the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to immediately release the ex gratia amount in favor of the next of kin of the deceased.

Bodies of dead pilgrims brought out of the bus and kept aside by the rescuers. Photo: Internet

Mehbooba Mufti has also directed the Jammu Divisional administration to make arrangements for sending the bodies of the dead Yatris back to their homes immediately.

Mehbooba, spokesman said has hailed the locals of the area, the army, the security forces, police and the civil administration for rushing to the accident spot and launching the rescue operation to save as many lives possible.

Meanwhile Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh has also expressed shock and grief over the death of Yatris.

He according to spokesman has conveyed his deepest sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. He also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.

 

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