SRINAGAR, MAR 18 – Four labourers from Bihar died and over two dozen were injured after a bus turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora sub district on Saturday, officials said.
A majority of the bus passengers were labourers who were on their way to Srinagar from Jammu.
Officials said the bus turned turtle this morning along the Jammu Srinagar highway near Barsoo Awantipora resulting in injuries to 32 passengers.
“The injured were shifted to a medical facility in the vicinity and four of them were declared brought dead on arrival,” a health official in south Kashmir.
The deceased were identified as Kaisar Alam son of Majrul Haq, Saleem son of Allawuddin, Naseeruddin son of Aslam Ansari and Rajkumar Dassie son of Shiv Dass- all residents of Bihar.
The official said 10 injured people were referred to Bone & Joint hospital Srinagar, 11 to SMHS hospital Srinagar, 3 to SKIMS Soura Srinagar and six were admitted in Sub District Hospital Pampore.
“The condition of the few injured is stated to be critical,” they said.
Senior civil and police officials visited the spot and later went to the SDH Pampore to see the condition of injured persons.
Meanwhile, J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has issued instructions to the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected persons.
“I am deeply anguished by the unfortunate Bus accident in Awantipora today, in which precious lives have been lost and many others have been injured. I have issued instruction to the District Administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected persons,” office of LG tweeted.
“District Administration is in touch with the bereaved families in Bihar to provide all possible help. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and I wish speedy recovery to those injured,” he added.