Zulfkar anguished over innocent deaths in mine blast

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Calls for adequate preventive measures to prevent recurrence of such tragic incidents

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JAMMU APRIL 05- Expressing profound grief and shock over  the death of three brick-kiln labourers in an accidental mine blast at Sariya in Janghar sector of Nowshehra in Rajouri,  Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Alion  Sunday  directed the district administration to immediately process the compensation cases .

“Though no amount of money will compensate the loss of precious lives yet the families in distress need immediate succour in this hour of grief ”, Mr Zulfkar Ali said while conveying his condolences and expressing solidarity with the bereaved  families.

The Minister also stressed the need for proper fencing of the areas under mines in the forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) and urged the concerned to ensure proper demining and keeping the people informed so that they can take adequate precautions.

Zulfkar asked the administration to ensure better coordination with the concerned agencies to avert such mishaps in future. He said that such incidents have taken place earlier also and stressed that adequate corrective measures should be taken to avoid recurrence of such tragic incidents.

Mr Zulfkar asked the district administration to ensure specialized treatment to the injured and all assistance to the bereaved families. He wished the injured early recovery and prayed for eternal peace to those who died in the incident.