11 KILLED,38 INJURED IN KARGIL ACCIDENT
2 Die In Valley Mishaps
GHULAM NABI ZIA
Kargil, Nov 5: At least 11 people were killed and 38 others injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Kargil district last evening.
The bus, JK01B/3880, carrying 49 passengers was on its way to Kargil town from Padum when it skidded off the road and rolled into the gorge near Panzilla at 5:30 pm.
Luckily a police truck and a private Sumo was on the way whose passengers informed the administration at Zanskar and Kargil. A police party and medical team from Zanskar headed by SDM reached the spot and launched the rescue operation in -10 degree temperature.
The injured were rescued by the local people, police and army personnel.
While 34 injured were taken to hospitals in Padum and Kargil, four critically injured have been shifted to hospitals in Srinagar and Leh.
While talking to Greater Kashmir, medical superintendent district hospital Kargil, Dr Shabir said the injured are out of danger.
The Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil, Engineer Punchok Tashi, reached the spot and helped in the rescue operation.
Minister for CA&PD and Transport Qamar Ali Akhoon, Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Executive Councilors Haji Amir and Syed Kazim, MLA Zanskar Feroz Ahmad Khan, Executive Engineer R&B Division Zanskar Sadiq Ali Noor paid their condolence to the bereaved families and prayed for the fast recovery of the injured.
The minister announced Rs 25000 to each family of those killed, Rs 10000 to seriously injured and Rs 5000 to other injured.
A meeting of the District Congress Committee Kargil was held today in Kargil under the chairmanship of senior Congress leader Haji Asgar Ali Karbalaie to express grief over the accident.
Haji Hassan Commander, former Member Parliament, and Haji Nissar Ali, former Minister, also expressed shock and grief over the accident. They expressed their sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for the early recovery of those injured in the accident.
The District President of the local Congress unit Ghulam Raza visited District Hospital, Kargil this morning and enquired about the welfare of the persons injured in the accident.
Islamia School Kargil and Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust also expressed grief over the accident.
GKNN adds from Srinagar: A Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK05/6138 collided with a Tata Mobile load carrier bearing registration number JK05/3101 at Poshwar Colony, Nowshera, Baramulla, resulting in injuries to eight persons. All the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment, but Saja Begum aged 55 years wife of Abdul Ahmad Bhat of Nowshera succumbed to her injuries on the way.
A Maruti Van bearing registration number JK02B/2433 hit a scooter bearing registration number JK01E/7432 near G.B Panth Hospital, Srinagar, resulting in injuries to scooterist Mushtaq Ahmad Gojri aged 24 years son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Batwara, Srinagar. The injured was shifted to SMHS hospital, Srinagar for treatment, where he succumbed to his injures at hospital.
An unidentified vehicle hit and injured Farooq Ahmad Khan aged 50 years son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Karhama, Tangmarg at Mustafa Abad, HMT, Srinagar. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment.
A load carrier bearing registration number JK04B/0372 hit and injured a pedestrian Muhammad Akbar Shah aged 50 years son of Abli Shah, resident of Takyia Gonipora, Kunzer near Kunzer, Baramulla. The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Nov 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Nov 2011 00:00:00 IST
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