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Abdullahs, Bukhari grieved over loss of lives in Kishtwar accident

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Several political party leaders on Thursday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a road accident that took place at Nagra Keshwan in Kishtwar district.

National Conference (NC) President & Member of Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah have expressed shock and grief over the death of six persons.

As per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the duo prayed for peace to the departed and much needed strength to the bereaved to bear the irreparable loss. They also urged the divisional administration of Jammu to reach out to the injured with rescue and medical care.

Expressing grief over the accident, Dr Farooq said, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the fatal road accident. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. What is worrying here is the fact that there has been no initiative by the incumbent administration to curb the occurrence of such fatalities.”

Omar Abdullah while expressing grief over the deadly accident said, “I pray for peace to departed souls and speedy recovery to injured persons. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families.”

Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also expressed profound grief over the loss of precious lives in Kishtiwar road accident.

Bukhari termed the hapless road accident as extremely unfortunate while raising concerns over the startling increase in the number of road accidents on high-altitude roads.

“The administration must ensure that the vehicle drivers strictly follow the requisite traffic schedules and guidelines in letter and spirit so that such heart-rending mishaps can be positively avoided,” he said.

Bukhari also demanded a thorough investigation with regards to the abnormal spike in such accidents that pose a great threat to the lives of commuters besides constituting special checking squads at these roads whose presence will further strengthen the necessary road safety.

“He appeals to the Lt. Governor-led administration to take appropriate measures with regard to maintaining the safety of passengers to avoid further loss of human lives,” he stressed.

Bukhari also demanded an adequate ex gratia for the bereaved families at an earliest. He prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery of the injured—(KNO)

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