Pahalgam boat accident: Guv grieved over tourists’ deaths, announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed profound grief over the loss of lives in an unfortunate incident when a rafting boat capsized in river Lidder in Pahalgam.

Governor has prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families in their hour of grief. He has wished speedy recovery to the injured.

Governor announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each to the next of kin of those dead and has directed the authorities to ensure best possible medical treatment to the injured.

Expressing concern over accidents occurring during the adventure sport of Rafting in river Lidder, Governor has issued directions that strict safety measures should be taken before indulging in this sport and emphasised the need for allowing only trained manpower in managing all the activities related to it.

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