Mughal Road accident fallout: Poonch Admn bars picnics by schools, colleges

Jammu, Jun 28: A day after 11 students lost their lives in a tragic road accident, district administration on Friday directed all private and government institutions to seek prior permission from competent authority for any picnic in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“All the government and recognised private schools up to higher secondary level are directed not to leave, go on excursion, picnic unless and until granted the permission from the competent authority,” said an official in an order issued on Friday.
A vehicle (tempo traveller) carrying students of a private computer centre from Surankote plunged into deep gorge on Thursday near Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal Road, killing 11 students while 7 were injured.
Of these deceased, 9 of them were girls. In the accident, two of them were critically injured.