Mufti, Vohra express grief over Baltal incident

Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia announced for victims   
Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and governor NN Vohra on Saturday expressed grief over the death of three persons and injury to several others in a cloudburst that struck near Baltal area in Ganderbal district.
According to an official communiqué, Sayeed also condoled the death of a civilian in a grenade attack near Achabal bus stand in Anantnag district.
In his message, the Chief Minister conveyed his heart-felt sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
He also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the two incidents, an official spokesman said.
Meanwhile, governor N N Vohra also expressed grief over the death of the three people and also  announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs one lakh each to the next of kin of three persons killed in a cloudburst near the Baltal base camp for the Amarnath yatra in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir.
Vohra, who is also chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), which manages the affairs of the annual yatra, announced the relief while chairing a high level meeting convened at Raj Bhavan to take stock of the situation arising out of heavy rains and cloudburst in Baltal area, an official spokesman said.
Three persons were killed and 19 others injured while two others went missing after a cloudburst struck near the base camp on Srinagar-Leh road in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir last night.