SRINAGAR: Four persons, all residents of Bihar were killed and 28 more were injured after a bus they were travelling in turned turtle at Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.
LG Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the incident and directed district administration to provide all assistance to the affected persons.
“I am deeply anguished by the unfortunate Bus accident in Awantipora today, in which precious lives have been lost and many others have been injured. I have issued instructions to the District Administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected persons,” Office of the LG tweeted.
“District Administration is in touch with the bereaved families in Bihar to provide all possible help. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and I wish speedy recovery to those injured.” Office of the LG tweeted later.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama announced the ex-gratia of one lakh for each deceased, Rs 25 thousand for critically injured and Rs 10,000 for persons with minor injuries.
DC Pulwama Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary said that all formalities to take dead bodies back to Bihar have been completed and administration will bear the expenses to take them back to home for last rites.
Meanwhile,among 28 injured persons five with minor injuries were being treated at SDH Pampore who have been discharged while others were shifted to SMHS Srinagar, two to SKIMS Soura and 10 to Bone and Joint hospital Srinagar where the condition of a few more is said to be critical.
Police have taken cognizance and started an investigation in this regard. (KNO)