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JK CM expresses grief over death of pilgrims in bus accident

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Chief Minister today expressed grief over the death of 16 Amarnath pilgrims in an accident on the Jammu-national highway.

She asked officials to ensure the best possible treatment for the injured and ordered immediate airlifting of those seriously hurt.

Around 27 people were injured, 19 of them critically in the accident today.

Mehbooba also directed officials to speedily release the ex-gratia amount for of the next of kin of the deceased.

She directed the Jammu Divisional administration to make arrangements for sending the bodies of the deceased pilgrims to their homes, the spokesman said.

Opposition (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and working president also expressed grief and shock over the tragic accident.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 22:28 IST