It has been observed around 45 people were travelling in the bus was on it's way from Keshwan to Kishtwar. From which the 33 people were killed and even 22 gets injured when a mini bus fell into the gorge in the state Jammu & Kashmir's Kishtwar district in this Monday morning.
This incident was happened when the bus was on it's way from Keshwan to Kishtwar, when it veered off the road and fell into the gorge at Sirgwari and the time was 7:30am. As per the Inspector Of General Police, Jammu, Mr. M K Sinha said "Bodies of those 20 passengers have been recovered soon".
The Governor Mr. Satyapal Malik has expressed his grief over the loss of lives and he also announced Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of those were killed. As a Governor he also directed the administration to provide best medical treatment to those who are injured. Governor Malik, in the press statement, said that every thing should be properly investigated so that we came to know about this accident.
He also even says "All the reasons for such incidents will be probed thoroughly and strong decisions will need to be taken in the next SAC meeting to ensure strict action against those responsible for such avoidable incidents". Governor had directed officers of the Transport Department to take away those unfit vehicles and untrained drivers off the road.
Some precautionary steps must be taken to avoid road accidents:
- Keep your eyes on the road
- Drive slowly in bad weather conditions
- Try to check your blind spots when you are switching lanes
- Pay attention at intersections