CM grieved over deaths of Amarnath yatris in accident

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/17/2017 9:57:31 AM

Hails efforts of locals, army, civil administration in rescue operation

SRINAGAR, July 16: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep shock and immense grief over the death of Amarnath Yatris in a tragic road accident near Ramsoo on Jammu-Srinagar highway today.
The chief minister, who is in New Delhi, has conveyed her heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved families in their hour of grief and has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. She also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
The chief minister asked the divisional administration Jammu and the District Administration Ramban to intensify the rescue operations at the spot and ensure best possible treatment to the injured Yatris. She has ordered immediate airlifting of the seriously injured pilgrims for treatment to save their lives.
The chief minister has directed the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu to immediately release the ex gratia amount in favor of the next of kin of the deceased.
Mehbooba Mufti has also directed the Jammu divisional administration to make arrangements for sending the bodies of the dead Yatris back to their homes immediately.
The chief minister has hailed the locals of the area, the army, the security forces, police and the civil administration for rushing to the accident spot and launching the rescue operation to save as many lives possible.



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