UPDATE: PM announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for kin of Amarnath bus accident victims
July 16, 2017  20:24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of those killed & Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured, in the bus accident in Jammu-Kashmir.

Sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and around 27 injured, 19 of them critically, when a bus skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and rolled into a deep nullah in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Earlier, Modi expressed pain at the loss of lives of in the accident.

"Extremely pained by the loss of lives of Amarnath yatris due to a bus accident in J-K. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased," Modi tweeted.

"I pray that those injured in the bus accident in J-K recover soon," the prime minister added.
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