Jammu road accident: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for kin of deceased
New Delhi, May 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the road accident in Jammu and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for people who sustained injuries.
At least 10 persons were killed and around 55 injured when a bus fell into a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Tuesday morning. "Expressing grief on the bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir, PM @narendramodi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF for the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000," PMO tweeted.
According to officials, the bus was on its way to Katra from Amritsar when the accident took place near Jhajjar Kotli, about 15 km from Katra in Jammu district.
The accident was reported on May 30. Photo: PTC News
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu, Chandan Kohli on Tuesday said all injured were shifted to the hospital and were undergoing treatment.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also expressed condolences.