Jammu : Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday morning went to Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu to enquire about the condition of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi bound pilgrims who met with an accident near Jhajjer Kotli here.
The Chief Secretary called the incident highly unfortunate and directed that the injured may be provided best possible medical care.
Moreover the Chief Secretary prayed for those who lost their lives in the mishap. He extended his heartfelt condolences to their families and said that government would extend all necessary facilities to the victi
He made out that government is going to provide adequate relief to the families of dead and those injured in the mishap. He directed the Divisional Administration to look into the causes of the road accident so that such incidents are avoided in future.
Pertinent to mention here that as per reports, 10 pilgrims lost their lives and 57 were injured as their bus fell into a gorge after skidding off the bridge at Jhajjer Kotli area of Jammu district here.
The local Administration immediately came into action and carried out rescue operation in collaboration with Security Forces. All the bodies were recovered and injured removed to GMC Jammu for their treatment.