3 killed, 18 injured as bus overturns in Rajouri

Jammu, Apr 6: At least three pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh were killed and 18 others injured as bus ferrying them to famous Shiv Khori Shrine overturned on Friday in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“A bus on way to Shiv Khori Shrine via Bhambla overturned in Kanda area near Teryath in Rajouri district,” police here said.
They said that three people had died and 18 others sustained injuries.
The deceased were identified as Deepak, son of Udesh Singh, resident of Ahmedabad, Sheela Devi, wife of Ayodhya, resident of Faizabad, UP and Gulab Singh, son of Mani Ram, resident of Faizabad, UP.
Out of 18 injured, 11 persons including four children, five females and two males were shifted at GMC, Jammu.
Meanwhile, Minister for Education, Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhri and Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga visited Government Medical College, Jammu to enquire about the condition of those injured in the road mishap at Reasi.
While addressing the media, the Finance Minister said the government would provide all possible help to the victims for their treatment, besides making arrangements for sending the bodies to their native places.
He appreciated the courtesy and human spirit shown by the people who shifted the injured to the hospital in their own vehicles.
Paying tributes to those who lost their lives in the mishap, the Ministers prayed for early recovery of the injured and directed the hospital authorities to make proper arrangements for providing medical assistance to the patients, besides ensuring that they get free medicines and surgical items.