Jammu, December 01 (Scoop News) – J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in a road accident that took place at Khadkala on Kalakot road in Rojuri district. As per reports, six persons have lost their lives while 46 received injuries in the accident.
Omar Abdullah conveyed sympathy to the bereaved families and directed the administration for prompt medical treatment to the injured.
The Chief Minister also directed the district administration for urgent relief to the affected families.
Minister for Medical Education, Youth Service and Sports, R.S. Chib today visited
He was accompanied by MLA, Kalakote, Rashpal Singh, former MLC, Ashok Sharma, provincial President of NC, Rattan Lal,
The incident claimed several lives besides injuring some others. Out of 14 injured persons admitted in GMC,
Chib directed the
The Minister announced financial assistance of Rs.5000 to each injured in the mishap. He also directed for providing free diet, transport and stay for attendants accompanying the injured.
Chib expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. He prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls.
In a tragic road mishap six passengers were killed while forty six others were wounded some of them critically, when a passenger Matador in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a gorge at Khadghala Kalakote of Rajouri district early this morning.
Police said that the ill-fated Mini bus bearing registration No. JK06/0495 was on its way to Kalakote from Tata Pani . On receipt of the information Police rushed the spot, launched rescue operation immediately. The occupants of the vehicle have been evacuated and rushed to district hospital Rajouri were two persons were declared as brought dead, three succumbed their injuries while being shifted to hospital and one lady later expired while being airlifted to GMC Jammu taking the death toll to six persons.
The deceased have been identified as Pooja Devi d/o Narinder Kumar r/o Seela, Tatapani. , Anil Kumar s/o Phalail singh r/o Seela, Tatapani, Mohd Arif s/o Mohd Iqbal r/o Barmandal, Anuradha d/o Rajinder Singh r/o Tundla, Kalakote, Sonia d/o Rajinder Singh r/o Tundla, Kalakote and Showket Ali s/o Wazir Hussain r/o Barmandal.
However, the Police and Civil administration arranged the chopper for the fifteen critically wounded persons who have been airlifted to GMC Jammu for specialized treatment. They are; Kulbir Singh s/o Rattan Singh r/o Kalakote, Sanjay Khajuria s/o Jadish Raj sr/o Tata Pani, Bubly d/o Kamal Singh r/o Tata Pani, Shina d/o Mir Hussain r/o Kalakote, Yaseen s/o Mohd Gufar r/o Tata Pani,Amit s/o Rajinder Kumar r/o Tundlay,Narinder Kumar s/o Kewal Krishan r/o Ghate, Davinder Dutt s/o Ramesh Chander r/o Kalakote, Mohd Farooq s/o Ab. Hussain r/o Sonchal,Anju Kumari d/o Om Parkash r/o Tatta Pani,Rakhya Bano w/o Mohd Yasin r/o Kalakote,Mohd Yasir s/o Ghulam Mohd r/o Kalakote,AbKhaliq s/o Mohd Aznal r/o Kalakote,Soma Devi w/o Inder Singh r/o Tatta Pani, and Ranju d/o Angrez Singh r/o Kalakote.
The rest injured are admitted in Sunderbani /DH Rajouri hospitals respectively and their condition is stated to be stable. In this regard case FIR NO. 63/2010 U/S 304 RPC have been registered in PS Kalakote.
The driver and the cleaner of the vehicle have been arrested by the Police. The Inspector General of Police A.K.Gupta has already given instructions to all the district SSsP to ensure that the repeat offenders in road traffic accidents are booked under the stringent provisions of Law i.e 304 RPC and also to investigate the role of owners of the commercial vehicles as regards their culpability in such cases where precious human lives are lost.