The helicopters evacuated critically injured survivors to Jammu. As many as 38 individuals had been killed and 19 others injured after a bus fell right into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters on Thursday had been deployed at the site of a bus accident at Assar in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir.
The helicopters evacuated critically injured survivors to Jammu. As many as 38 individuals had been killed and 19 others injured after a bus fell right into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda. The bus, carrying 55 passengers, skidded off the highway close to Trungal-Assar on the Batote-Kishtwar nationwide freeway and fell 300 ft downhill, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Ramesh Kumar stated on Wednesday.
Speaking on the accident Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated the state administration would probe the trigger of the accident. ” It is a very tragic accident…it is important to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future and for that, I’m sure the local administration over there would try to find out the factors responsible for this, they have already announced constituting a committee…how the traffic can be controlled in the accident prone terrains, is something the govt should address in the years to come” the Union Minister stated.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the tragic Doda bus accident and introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the PM’s National Relief Fund to the following of kin of every of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured. Union Minister Jitendra Singh additionally stated a helicopter service was being organized to airlift the injured.
“Injured being shifted to District Hospital Kishtwar and GMC Doda as per requirement. Helicopter service to be arranged for shifting the more injured ones. All possible help, as required, is being provided,” Singh stated on X (previously Twitter).
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha additionally permitted an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh every for the following of kin of those that have misplaced their lives as a result of unlucky bus accident in Assar, Doda.
Additionally, he has additionally permitted an quantity of Rs 1 lakh for these injured and warranted all attainable help to the affected households.In a tweet, he said, “An ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the unfortunate bus accident in Assar, Doda. Rs 1 lakh would be given to those injured. J-K UT Administration will provide every possible assistance to the affected families.”
The accident befell on a distant mountain highway in Doda space, about 200km southeast of Srinagar metropolis.