SRINAGAR: National Conference president, Farooq Abdullah and vice president, Omar Abdullah on Saturday expressed deep sorrow and anguish over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Poonch district.
Describing the loss of lives as “unfortunate and tragic”, Farooq said it is alarming how such accidents have become a routine now in the state. “I convey my heartfelt sympathies to the families of those killed in the accident,” he said, adding “the causes of the fateful accident should be ascertained, Farooq was quoted as saying in a statement issued here.
“The incumbent government needs to devise a strategy to reduce these tragedies,” he added.
Expressing concern over the recurrence of such fatal accidents in the Chenab Valley and Pirpanchal areas, NC vice president, Omar Abdullah said, “It is heart wrenching to hear about such deadly incidents happening time and again. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the grieved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those who are injured,” he added.
Meanwhile, NC general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar, provincial president Jammu, Devender Singh Rana, Youth National Conference provincial president, Ajaz Jan, senior leaders: Sajad Ahmad Kichloo, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy, Javaid Rana have also expressed heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families, the spokesperson added.