Keshwan Road Accident | JKYF distributes relief among victim families

J&K Yateem Foundation distributed about Rs 6 lakh among 43 families including six families from minority community at KagranaKeshwan in Kishtwar district of Jammu province. Kagrana village is located 25 kms from Kishtwar, a statement here said.

It may be recalled that 35 persons including 14 women, an infant and 20 men, were killed in ahorrible road accident at Keshwan, Kishtwar on July 1.

JKYF team distributed cheques of Rs 10,000 each among 26 victim families at Keshwan, Kistwar during its latest tour to the area, the statement said.

The Foundation also decided to adopt three victim children who lost their fathers in the accident. “These children would be formally admitted at BAITUL HILAL (Orphanage), HudriKishtwar, at the time of new admissions this

November,” it said.

Under the directive of chairman JKYF, a central team from Srinagar comprising senior volunteers Mohammad YaqoobReshi, Mohammad Iqbal Beigh and Mohammad SadullahBhat, was deputed to Kishtwar for the purpose.

Earlier, the JKYF had released an interim relief of Rs 2.74 lakh immediately after the accident had occurred. “The relief included ration kits, cash assistance, etc. In addition, supplementary amount of Rs 60,000 has been released for all the injured persons in the accident,” it said. The amount distributed was pooled by all the district units of JKYF from both Kashmir and Jammu provinces.