Excursion turns bloody as mishap in Shopian leaves 11 including 9 girls dead | KNO

Guv grieved, announces ex-gratia
Excursion turns bloody as mishap in Shopian leaves 11 including 9 girls dead | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 27 (KNO) : At least 11 persons including nine girls were killed in a road mishap that took place near Pir ki gali in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Official sources told KNO that over a dozen of students from a private computer institute from Surankote area of Poonch were traveling in a tempo for an excursion. However, as soon as they reached near Pir ki gali, the vehicle fell into a deep gorge, leaving 11 persons including nine girls’ dead. The seven others who have sustained injuries in the accident have been shifted to Srinagar’s hospital for advanced treatment, officials told KNO. Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed grief over the loss of lives in a road accident in Shopian district. In a condolence message, Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. Governor has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the deceased. Governor directed the administration to provide best medical treatment to the injured in the accident and wished speedy recovery to them.(KNO)