Four people from Bihar state were killed and 28 were injured Saturday when the bus they were traveling in overturned in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said.
They added that the incident happened on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in the Balsu district of South Kashmir.
Four passengers, all residents of Bihar state, were killed in the accident, officials said, adding that 28 passengers were injured, 23 of whom were taken to various hospitals.
Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha expressed his distress over the incident and directed the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to those affected.
“I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate bus accident in Awantipora today, which lost precious lives and injured many people. I have issued instructions to the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to those affected,” Mr Sinha said in a statement. tweeted.
I am deeply saddened by today’s unfortunate bus accident in Awantipora in which precious lives were lost and many others were injured. I have issued instructions to the regional administration to provide all necessary assistance to those affected.
— LG J&K Office (@OfficeOfLGJandK) March 18, 2023
He said the regional government was in touch with the families of the victims in Bihar to provide all possible help.
“My heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” LG added.
Meanwhile, as directed by the local government, Pulwama Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baseer Ul Haq announced assistance of Rs 1 lakh each for each victim’s family, an official spokesman said.
He said Haq had also announced relief of Rs 25,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 10,000 for the lightly injured.
Harker then went to the SMHS and the Bone and Joint Hospital to inquire about the health of the injured.
DC ensures that doctors and paramedics in different hospitals in Pulwama and Srinagar provide the best possible medical care to the injured.
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