2 DEAD,40 INJURED IN CHADOORA ACCIDENT
Rather grieved, asks admin to provide ex-gratia
R M BHAT
Dadompora (Chadoora) May 16: Two people died and more than 40 persons sustained injuries after a passenger bus they were traveling in skidded off the road here in central Kashmir on Wednesday.
Reports said the ill fated bus on its way from Surasyar village to Srinagar skidded off the road at Dadompora and fell into a gorge. Two persons Muhammad Altaf Bhat, 22, of Dadompora and Nazir Ahmad Najar, 24, of Surasyar died on the spot while 40 others sustained injuries.
Station House Officer Chadoora Manzoor Ahmad said that the bus which met the accident was an old model bus and due to heavy rush of passengers the shockers (Patta) of the bus got damaged and it fell into a gorge. “We have registered an FIR in this case under sections 279,237 of RPC (Rash and negligent driving) in Police station Chadoora,” he added.
The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather, has expressed grief and shock over the tragic road accident at Dadompora.
In his message, Rather, while expressing his grief over the loss of precious lives in the accident, expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. He has also prayed for early recovery of the injured passengers.
Meanwhile, Rather has also directed the concerned hospital authorities to provide adequate treatment to the injured passengers free of cost without any laxity. He has also impressed upon the district administration to provide ex-gratia relief to the affected people.
Senior leader of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has expressed deep sympathies with the families of the deceased and injured. He criticized the Government for having failed to repair Chadoora Surasyar road which led to such an accident
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