Union minister meets Kishtwar accident victims at Jammu hospital

Union minister meets Kishtwar accident victims at Jammu hospital
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Union Minister Jitendra Singh visited the Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital here on Sunday to enquire about the health of the 15 victims of last weeks' deadly accident in Kishtwar district, including three-year-old Adeeba, who lost her entire family.

 Thirty-five peoplewere killed while 15 more were injured when an overloaded bus skidded off ahilly road and plunged into a deep gorge in the Keshwan area of the district onJuly 1. The dead included Adeeba's parents and two brothers.

Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office, isan MP from the Udhampur constituency, which is spread over Udhampur, Kathua,Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts. He visited the injured undergoingtreatment at the hospital and was briefed about their condition by seniordoctors.

"The medical staff has done a great job in saving the livesof the accident victims. Barring two, rest of the patients, including the minorgirl, are recuperating fast and are out of danger," Singh told reporters aftermeeting the injured. The minor girl might be discharged in a coupleof days, he said, and assured all possible help to secure her future. 

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