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Chief Minister grieved over deaths in Doda road accident

New Delhi, August 11, (Scoop News)-Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, has expressed shock and grief over the death of six passengers in a road accident at Doda.
On hearing of the accident, the Chief Minister directed immediate evacuation of the injured for specialised treatment at Jammu hospitals.
Expressing concern over the rising road accidents and loss of lives, Mehbooba Mufti has directed the concerned Departments to undertake reviews and field exercises to minimise this trend and save precious lives.

Meanwhile G. M Saroori expresses grief over loss of lives in Puneja Chirala.
Reiterating his concern over increasing road accidents, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), Vice President and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today once again called for the constitution of an ‘Expert Group’ to study the issue in totality and suggest short and long-term measures to curb tragedies on roads especially in hilly areas of Chenab valley, Pir Panjal of the state.

Conveying heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died in the accident near Puneja village of Chiralla tehsil on Suigwari-Chirala road in sub-division Gandoh of Doda district when the vehicle fell into a deep gorge, Saroori said ‘my heart goes out to those who have lost their nears and dears’. He also conveyed his sympathies to those who sustained injuries in this tragic accident.

Mr. Saroori urged the State Government to make available required medical assistance to all those who have been injured and shifted to District Hospital Doda for higher level of care and treatment.

It is to mention here that the taxi, bearing registration number JK02-AR-8358, was on its way from Pul Doda to Chirala when it skidded off the road and fell into a 150-ft deep gorge. Thirteen persons, including the driver, were on board when the accident took place. The deceased were identified as Mohd Yousaf Khan (80), son of Wali Khan, resident of Sunar Thawaha; Om Prakash (30), son of Vidya Lal, resident of Bankhan Thawaha; Fazal Din, son of Roshan Din, resident of Jandani and Punjab Singh, son of Khazan Chand, resident of Bonjwah.

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