New Delhi: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep shock and immense grief over the death of Amarnath Yatris in a road accident near Ramsoo on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sunday. She conveyed her heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved families in their hour of grief and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls. She also wished speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
Mehbooba asked the divisional administration of Jammu and the district administration of Ramban to intensify rescue operations and ensure best possible treatment to the injured. She also directed the Divisional Commissioner Jammu to immediately release the ex-gratia amount in favour of the next of kin of the deceased.
Mufti has directed the Jammu divisional administration to make arrangements for sending the bodies of the dead Yatris back to their homes immediately.
The Chief Minister 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 as possible.