Jammu, Apr 6: Two real brothers among six persons were killed in two separate accidents across Jammu region.
Siblings died on Friday when a car they were travelling in met with an accident and plunged into a gorge in Ramban district.
“A car on way from Karol to Halla Dundrath link road on Friday morning met with an accident and fell down into 300 feet deep gorge at Dadhal near Davita Gali of Ramban,” police sources here said.
They said that twin brothers identified Sanjay Singh and Manjeet Singh, sons of Naseeb Singh, residents of Kundi Karol died on the spot.
“Both were employees of education department and working as teacher,” police added.
However, in a separate incident, at least three pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh were killed and 18 others were injured as bus ferrying them to famous Shiv Khori Shrine overturned on Thursday in Rajouri district.
“A bus on way to Shiv Khori Shrine via Bhambla overturned in Kanda area near Teryath in Rajouri district,” police here said.
They said that three people had died and 18 others sustained injuries.
The deceased were identified as Deepak, son of Udesh Singh, resident of Ahmedabad, Sheela Devi, wife of Ayodhya, resident of Faizabad, UP and Gulab Singh, son of Mani Ram, resident of Faizabad, UP.
However, out of 18 injured, 11 persons including 4 children 5 ladies and 2 gents were shifted at GMC, Jammu.
The injured were identified as Sharda Devi,58, wife of Mani Ram, Audjhya Prasad,36, Reshma Yadav,51, Princi, 10, Anil Kumar Verma, son of Satish, Kedar Nath,40, son of Zamuna Prasad, Lalu Verma, 75, son of Muthra Prasad, Sushila Devi, Raj Kamal,40, son of Ram Krishan, Reena, wife of Raj Kamal, Gudia Mishra,40, Renu,3, Gudia,55, Gopal, 35 and Shamu,20, all residents of Uttar Pradesh.
Meanwhile Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the loss of lives in two road accidents in Kanda area of Reasi district and at Ramban today.
Extending heartfelt condolences to the families of those who died in the two accidents, the Chief Minister prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls.
On the directions of the Chief Minister, Minister for Industries, Chander Prakash Ganga and Minister for Finance and Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari visited GMC, Jammu and enquired about the injured in the accident.
Mehbooba has directed the GMC administration to ensure all possible medicare facilities to the injured. She also wished them early recovery.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh also expressed grief over the death of pilgrims who lost their lives in a road accident at Reasi.
The pilgrims were injured in a road accident when the bus they were travelling in skidded on the road at Kanda near Shiv Khori shrine in Ramsoo area of the district.
In his message, the Deputy CM conveyed his sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of the injured. He assured that all possible help would be provided by the government for the treatment of the injured in the Government Medical College, Jammu.
Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat also offered condolences on the loss of lives in the mishap and prayed for early recovery of injured.
Minister for Education, Finance, Labour and Employment Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhri and Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga today visited Government Medical College, Jammu to enquire about the condition of those injured in the road mishap at Reasi.
The pilgrims were injured in a road accident when the bus they were travelling skidded off the road at Kanda near Shiv Khori shrine in Ramsoo area of the district.
While addressing the media, the Finance Minister said the government would provide all possible help to the victims for their treatment, besides making arrangements for sending the bodies to their native places.
He appreciated the courtesy and human spirit shown by the people who shifted the injured to the hospital in their own vehicles.
Paying tributes to those who lost their lives in the mishap, the Ministers prayed for early recovery of the injured and directed the hospital authorities to make proper arrangements for providing medical assistance to the patients, besides ensuring that they get free medicines and surgical items.