Cruiser vehicle of Pakal Dul Project rolls down into gorge in Kishtwar, seven dead

KISHTWAR — At least seven people were killed and three others injured after a cruiser vehicle of Pakal Dul Project they were travelling in met with an accident near Dangdooru village of Kishtwar district on Wednesday.

A cruiser vehicle of Pakal Dul Project with 10 people on board rolled down into the gorge near Dangdooru village in Kishtwar. Seven people lost their lives and three others were injured who are being treated at hospital, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Devansh Yadav said.

The deceased were identified as Itwa Singh and Rahul Kumar of Jharkhand, Sudesh Singh of Kastigarh, Akhter Hussain of Dangduru, Abdul Rashid of Banjwar, Mubashir Ahmad of Doda and Karan Kumar of Karur while injured identified as Ravi Giri of Bihar, Mohd Gareeb of Ramban and Varun Sharma of Kishtwar.

A police official said the case has been registered under relevant sections of law and further investigation started.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Mr Manoj Sinha has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Kishtwar.

I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families and wish those injured a speedy recovery. I have instructed the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected persons, he said.

Former chief ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad of Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), Mehbooba Mufti of Peoples Democratic Party, Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari, J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina, National Conference, Peoples Conference and CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami also expressed grief over the accident and loss of lives.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr. Devansh Yadav accompanied by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Khalil Ahmed Poswal met families of victims of Dangduroo, Dachhan road mishap soon after the rescue operation was completed.

The DC handed over interim relief to each family of the victim under Red Cross Fund and consoled the members for the loss.

Earlier, upon receiving the information about the accident, the DC, SSP and other officers rushed to the district hospital to know about the condition of accident victims.

They expressed their profound grief and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in this unfortunate incident. — (KNO)