LG expresses grief, announces Ex-Gratia of Rs 5 lakh to kin of those killed
Jammu: Two persons were killed and 40 passengers suffered injuries as bus ferrying members of a marriage ceremony plunged into a gorge in Ramnagar tehsil of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir.
“A bus carrying members of a marriage ceremony rolled down into 100 meters gorge at Kiya near Gundia in Ramnagar,” police said.
They said that two persons died on the spot while 40 suffered injuries, seven of them were seriously wounded.
“The injured have been hospitalized at Ramnagar Hospital and District Hospital Udhampur,” said police.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the Next of Kin of those who lost their lives in the tragic bus accident in Udhampur.
The injured will be given Rs. 50,000 each and the UT Government will bear the cost of their treatment.
The Lt Governor expressed grief over the unfortunate incident and directed the district administration to ensure the best possible treatment to the injured.
“Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a tragic road accident in Ramnagar, Udhampur. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families and prayers for speedy recovery of injured”, the Lt Governor said.