Guv, others express grief over tragedy

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the loss of lives in an unfortunate hill slide incident at Siar Baba Waterfall in Reasi District. He has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families.
On being informed about the accident Governor directed Sh. Dheeraj Gupta, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, to make immediate arrangements for all the injured persons being taken to the Shrine Board’s Super Speciality Hospital at Kakryal.
Meanwhile J&K National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also expressed deep grief and shock over the death of several persons in a tragic landslide incident.
“My heart goes out to all those who lost their dear ones in the tragic incident”, Omar Abdullah said and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families. He also prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to bereaved families for bearing their irreparable loss. He wished immediate recovery to the injured.
Provincial President Devender Singh Rana also expressed grief over the tragedy and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.
Rana also spoke to senior officers in the administration and sought specialized treatment of all those injured.
District President National Conference Reasi, Babu Jagjivan Lal, in a message, expressed deep sorrow and anguish over the incident and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.
BJP State President Ravinder Raina and State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul have expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in an unfortunate land slide incident at Siar Baba Waterfall in Reasi District. They have conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved families.
Raina said that the unfortunate incident due to catastrophe has led to the shower of sorrow over the families of those who have suffered loss. He said that the BJP will press for the adequate compensation to the bereaved families.
Ashok Kaul said that that nothing can compensate the loss, but still the BJP will do everything for the families of those injured and those having precious lives in the hour of need.
Meanwhile, The Government has sanctioned Rs. 4 Lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of those who died due to sudden landslide at Siar Baba Water Fall in Reasi.
An immediate relief of Rs. 30000 was also provided to the persons injured in the tragic incident.
As per the district administration Reasi, 7 persons died and 32 others were injured in the incident which took place late this afternoon.