10 killed, 15 injured as tempo plunges into gorge in Reasi

GJ Report
Jammu, Aug 9: At least ten people died and 15 were injured when a tempo traveller they were travelling in met with an accident and plunged into a gorge in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“A tempo traveller JK02A-0730 on way from Budhan to Mahore this morning rolled down when the driver lost control,” a senior police officer here said.
He said that 10 people have died while 15 sustained injuries in the mishap.
“Police teams rushed to the spot and shifted injured to the hospital from where seriously injured were airlifted to Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu,” police said.
The deceased were identified as Javed Ahmed 26, son of Abdul Rashid, resident of Jamslan, Mahore, Wazira Begum 35, wife of Mohd Sharief, resident of Jamslan, Mahore, Charan Singh,22, son of Faquir Chand, resident of Buddan, Liquat Ali 20, son of Abdul Hamid, resident of Buddan, Mohammad Arshad 19, son of Abdul Rashid, resident of Buddan, Mohammad Asif 14, son of Ali Mohammad, resident of Jamslan, Mahore, Hamat Ali 12, son of Manzoor Ahmed, resident of Jamslan, Mahore, Mubbashar Ahmed 5, son of Bahadur Din, resident of Sildhar, three-month old baby and Bahar Din 27, son of Abdul Gani, resident of Sildhar.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has expressed grief over the tragic loss of lives in an unfortunate road accident at Mahore area of the Reasi district.
In a message the Governor has prayed for peace to the departed souls and wished the bereaved families the strength to bear this sad loss.
He has wished speedy recovery to those injured in this accident
The Governor has expressed deep concern over recurring road accidents and re-iterated that every concerned agency should be held accountable for strictly enforcing regulations regarding the age and worthiness of the passenger carrying vehicles, condemnation of unfit vehicles, overloading, over-speeding, fitness and past record of drivers to ply passenger vehicles on notified hill roads, and punitive summary fines to be paid by the offenders.
He noted that no unqualified and unlicensed person must be allowed to drive any personal, transport or commercial vehicle.
Meanwhile Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has also expressed shock and grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident.
On the directions of the Chief Minister, severely injured passengers were airlifted to Jammu for specialized treatment.
She has also asked the Divisional administration Jammu and the District Administration Reasi to intensify the rescue operations at the spot and ensure best possible treatment to the other injured.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh also expressed grief over the tragic road accident which occurred in Mahore area of Reasi district in which several people lost their lives.
The Deputy Chief Minister while expressing sympathy with the bereaved families said that necessary instructions have already been passed to the district administration to ensure that the requisite medicare facilities are provided to the injured and the provision of airlifting the seriously injured should also be undertaken.
The Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs today expressed grief over the loss of precious human lives in a tragic road accident in Mahore tehsil of Reasi District.
In a message of condolence, the Minister has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
The Minister, who is Chairman of District Development Board, Reasi directed the District Administration to provide every possible medical facility to the injured persons. He also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.