Shopian: Eleven students, including nine girls, of a computer coaching institute were killed and seven others were injured when the minibus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge near Peer Ki Gali along Mughal road in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.
The vehicle, carrying students from the Poonch-based institute, fell into the gorge near Peer Ki Gali on the Mughal road connecting Bafliaz in Poonch to Shopian, said a police official.
He said 11 students, nine of them female, died in the accident while seven others were injured.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased.
In a condolence message, the Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls, an official spokesman said.
Malik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased, the spokesman said.
Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also expressed grief over the tragic death of 11 students in a road accident near Peer Ki Gali in south Kashmir.
Taking to Twitter, Kashmir’s chief cleric said he was deeply saddened by the tragic death of 11 school children.”Deeply saddened by the tragic death of 11 school children on an outing in Peer ki Gail in an accident. Heartfelt condolences to their bereaved families. Everyday we lose precious lives to accidents!” Mirwaiz wrote.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Eleven students including nine girls were killed and seven others injured after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled into a deep gorge near Peer Ki Gali on Mughal road in Shopian
The PDP President conveyed her sympathy to the families of the deceased passengers. She also expressed serious concern over the recurring road accidents in the mountainous regions of the state and demanded that the government must review the causes of the recurring fatal accidents and take measures to save the precious lives on priority.
Mehbooba also urged the administration to provide best medical treatment to the injured in the accident and wished speedy recovery to them.
Meanwhile, The Governor directed the administration to provide best medical treatment to those injured in the accident and wished speedy recovery to them, he added.