At least 35 people died and over a dozen were injured when an overcrowded bus skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Kishtwar.
New Delhi| Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief about the loss of lives in the Kishtwar bus accident. He said the accident in J&K is “Heart-Wrenching”. He also wished for the speedy recovery of the injured.
The accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar is heart-wrenching. We mourn all those who lost their lives and express condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2019
At least 35 people died and over a dozen were injured when an overcrowded bus skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Kishtwar at around 7.30 am.
Earlier, J&K Governor Satyapal Malik announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased. He directed the administration to provide the best medical treatment to the injured and wished them a speedy recovery.
Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted about the incident expressing his condolences.
Extremely saddened to learn about the loss of lives due to a road accident in Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones. I pray of the speedy recovery of those injured.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 1, 2019
Former J&K Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the tragic accident in Kishtwar. Deepest condolences to families of the bereaved.”
Saddened to hear about the tragic accident in Kishtwar. Deepest condolences to families of the bereaved.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) July 1, 2019
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also tweeted about the incident and wished swift recovery of the injured.
Terrible news coming in about the high death toll in a bus accident in Kishtwar. Condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers for the swift recovery of the injured.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 1, 2019