CM, Governor grieved over accident

SRINAGAR, JUN 25: Governor NN Vohra and the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti have expressed grief and shock over the tragic accident at Gulmarg today in which a tourist family of four and three local youth were killed while they were on a Gondola ride.
CM Mehbooba Mufti, who was herself monitoring the rescue operations, announced ex gratia relief of Rs. 5 lakh in favour of next of kin of the killed and directed the conducting of a high level inquiry to know the causes or lapses, if any, that led to the accident. The Chief Minister has also conveyed her grief and condolence to the families of the three local youth who were also killed in the same accident.
As the news of the accident was received, a team of high level officers
led by the Divisional Commissioner and other officers supervised the rescue at the spot. The bodies of the deceased are being sent to their homes while as the injured have been shifted to hospital.
Gin his message the Governor N.N. Vohra while expressing grief prayed for peace to the departed souls and wished the bereaved families the strength to bear this sad loss.
Meanwhile the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh also expressed deep anguish and sorrow over the death of seven persons, including four tourists in the tragic accident. In a condolence message, the Deputy Chief Minister has conveyed his sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
Meanwhile, Dr. Singh has urged the authorities to make immediate arrangements for shifting the mortal remains of tourists to their homes and appropriate compensation to the next of the kin.
Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat and Minister for PHE, Ch. Sham Lal have also expressed deep anguish on the demise of seven persons, including four tourists in a tragic accident at Gulmarg Gondola site.
The Ministers have conveyed their sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls.
Conveying their condolences to the bereaved families, the National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah prayed for peace to the departed souls. They sought immediate assistance for those injured in the mishap and the families who have lost their dear ones in the mishap.