Governor, CM, Dy CM grieved

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh have expressed deep shock and immense grief over the death of Amarnath Yatris in a tragic road accident near Ramsoo on Jammu-Srinagar highway today.
The Governor expressed his deep grief over this unfortunate incident and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families of those killed in the incident. On behalf of the Shrine Board he announced relief of Rs. 3 lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the incident and Rs.1 lakh each to those who had suffered injuries.
In her condolence message the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti conveyed her heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved families in their hour of grief and has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. She also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
She asked the Divisional administration Jammu and the District Administration Ramban to intensify the rescue operations at the spot and ensure best possible treatment to the injured Yatris. She also ordered immediate airlifting of the seriously injured pilgrims for treatment to save their lives.
The Chief Minister has directed the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to immediately release the ex gratia amount in favour of the next of kin of the deceased.
Mehbooba Mufti has also directed the Jammu Divisional administration to make arrangements for sending the bodies of the dead Yatris back to their homes immediately.
The Chief Minister hailed the locals of the area, the army, the security forces, police and the civil administration for rushing to the accident spot and launching the rescue operation to save as many lives possible.
The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, in his condolence message conveyed his deepest sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. He also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
The Deputy Chief Minister has asked the administration to reach out to the injured and provide them the best possible medicare.