By: Arshid Farooq
Baramulla, Jan 31: A tragic incident Wednesday occurred in the Boniyar area of Baramulla in north Kashmir, resulting in the death of eight individuals, including four women. Seven others sustained injuries when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge.
The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured besides announced ex-gratia.
Block Medical Officer (BMO), Boniyar, Dr.Khursheed Ahmed Khan while confirming the details said that eight people were dead and seven others were injured in the deadly accident.
The injured were shifted to Baramulla hospital for necessary treatment.”Seven others were injured in the accident, who are being treated in GMC Baramulla,” the BMO said.
He identified the deceased as Tahira, wife of Reyaz Ahmed Sheikh, AminaBano, daughter of Abdul Gani Sheikh, Mohammed Maqbool, son of Ahmed Sheikh, Maqsood Ahmed, son of GhulamRasool Sheikh, Sameena Begum, wife of Abdul Hamid Shah, Sarwa Begum, wife of Ghulam Mohammed Bakhshi, Abdul Rehman Lone, son of Fathe Lone and Abdul Razak, son of Abdul Rehman — all residents of Bujithallan.
The injured were identified as Shabir Ahmed, son of Abdul Gani, Khursheed Ahmed, son of Manzoor Ahmed Sheikh, Junaid Ahmed, son of Mohammed Ashraf, Shabir Ahmed, son of Mohammed Abdullah, Meema, daughter of Mohammed Iqbal Sheikh, Mohammed Shafi, son of Bashir Ahmed and Yasir Ahmed, son of Reyaz Ahmed — all residents of Bujithallan.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and extended support to those currently undergoing medical treatment at GMC Baramulla.
As a gesture of assistance, the DC also announced a relief of Rs 1 lakh to the Next of Kin (NOK) of each deceased besides Rs 50,000 to the injured persons.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Minga Sherpa accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr Zahoor Ahmad Raina in the evening visited the Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla to assess the condition of the patients who were injured in the tragic accident at BujthalanBoniyar Uri.
During the visit, the DC interacted with the injured and their attendents to ensure they were receiving proper medical care and assured them of every possible support from the district administration during this difficult time. The DC directed the Medical Superintendent to ensure every possible medical support is being provided to the patients.
Later, the DC paid visit to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) Boniyar, where the injured and deceased were initially brought, and interacted with the Doctors and Medical staff there to gain more insights into the situation.
Speaking to the media regarding the accident, the DC stated that a Tata Sumo vehicle, en route from BujthalanVillage toBoniyar and carrying passengers, skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge.
Minga Sherpa further said that, a prompt response from Locals volunteers and police personnel facilitated the rescue efforts, resulting in the saving of seven precious lives, who are currently receiving treatment at GMC Baramulla.
The DC offered his heartfelt condolences to the families of the eight persons who lost their lives in this tragic accident and assured them of every possible support from district administration.