Digdol mishap toll reaches 24
House panel orders probe, asks DC to submit report
Ramban/ Srinagar Sep 14: While the death toll in the Digdol mishap has reached 24 after the death of another injured passenger, a pall of gloom has descended over dozen villages of this mountainous district after bodies of the mishap victims reached their homes late last night.
Official sources said that another injured passenger succumbed to his injuries late last night at GMC Hospital Jammu. However, his identification could not be ascertained.
Tragedy struck Ramban district on Tuesday after a matador, on its way from Ramban to Banihal, skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge killing 24 persons and wounding 16 others.
Reports reaching here revealed that pal of gloom descended over several villages of the district, after the horrendous road accident. A sizable number of cross-section of people including the government functionaries rushed to victims' homes to condole the demise. .
“It seems that we have lost everything, including the hope to live”, said a relative of Javaid Iqbal, lone brother of six sisters, Ronigam village of Banihal.
“The village lost two young souls, both school children. Father of other deceased student, Altaf Hussain, work as labourer and has desired that his son would be a government official so that he lives a dignified life,” Abdul Rahim, a local resident said.
GKNN adds from Srinagar: House panel of Legislative Assembly constituted to look into the road mishaps, has expressed grief and shock over the tragic Digdole road mishap in which several precious lives were lost.
The committee headed by MLA, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami has asked Deputy Commissioner, Ramban to ascertain the causes of the accident and submit report to the committee for its perusal.
The Committee is giving final shape to the comprehensive report which it has formulated for tabling in the ensuing Assembly session after holding a series of meetings and conducting on-the-spot inspection.
The report carries full account of causes leading to frequent road mishaps in erstwhile Doda district. The panel has come up with concrete recommendations to contain incidence of accidents which will be submitted to government for appropriate action shortly.
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