A terrible accident happened in Jammu and Kashmir, many people were injured


Fully loaded minibus fell into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Wednesday, the bus was on its way to Poonch from Gali Maidan when it met with the accident near Brari Nallah in the border belt of Sawjian around 8.30 am in which more than 35 people were present, out of which 11 people died, and more than 25 people were badly injured. Officials said the army, police and local villagers immediately launched a joint rescue operation. All the injured people were rushed to the hospital as soon as possible.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the loss of lives and announced ₹ 5 lakh financial assistance for the family members of those who died.

Mr Sinha also visited the district hospital in Jammu to enquire about the health of those injured and announced ₹ 1 lakh aid for the seriously injured victims.

PM Modi also announced financial aid of ₹ 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the family members of each of the victims who died and ₹ 50,000 for those injured.

National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said, “Very sorry to hear about the tragic loss of lives in a bus accident in Poonch. May the souls of the departed rest in peace & may the injured make a swift recovery.”

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