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Jammu and Kashmir: 10 killed as taxi rolls into gorge at Ramban, PM Modi publicizes ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh

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In an unlucky incident, ten passengers had been killed when a taxi veered off the highway amid heavy rain and fell right into a gorge in Ramban district on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway early on Friday.

Baseer-ul-haq, Ramban deputy Justice of the Peace stated that it was pitch darkish and raining closely when the accident occurred close to Battery Chashma round 1.15am. He added that whereas the car, believed to be a Chevrolet Tavera, has not been traced but, 10 our bodies have been recovered from the steep slope from the place it went down 500 metres.

Police together with fast response groups, the native tehsildar, assistant commissioner, income, and different officers had been on the spot supervising rescue work. Stories stated that two id playing cards had been recovered from two our bodies. 

The our bodies had been recognized as taxi driver Balwan Singh, 47, of Amb Gharota in Jammu district, and Vipin Mukhiya, of Bhairagang in West Champaran district of Bihar. The recognized our bodies had been taken to Ramban district hospital. Police asserted the taxi was on its technique to Kashmir from Jammu.

Expressing grief over the accident in Ramban, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF, which might be given to the subsequent of kin of every deceased. Moreover, the injured could be given Rs 50,000.  PM Narendra Modi additionally prolonged condolences to the bereaved households and prayed for a fast restoration of the injured. 

Taking to social media platform X, President Droupadi Murmu stated that the information of many individuals getting killed after a car fell right into a ditch in Ramban space on Jammu-Srinagar Nationwide Freeway may be very unhappy. She additionally provided condolences to the bereaved households.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir police shared on social media platform {that a} passenger taxi rolled down a deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway close to Battery Chashma in Ramban space. It added that Police, SDRF and civil QRT Ramban reached on spot, rescue operation is occurring.

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