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Bus falls in deep gorge in J&K’s Rajouri, kills four

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is 'anguished by the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in Rajouri.'

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Srinagar: Four people died after a bus carrying passengers fell into a deep gorge near Bhimber Gali in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning.

Javed Choudhary, the Tehsildar of Manjakote, said: Four people died after a bus carrying several passengers fell into a deep gorge near Bhimber Gali in Rajouri district today morning, reports news agency ANI.

Anguished by the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in Rajouri,” Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said.

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“In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest. The district administration is providing all possible assistance,” the office of LG tweeted.

Earlier on Wednesday, at least 11 people were killed and 26 others were injured after a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge near Bareri Nallah in Poonch district of J&K.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives and announced Rs 2 lakh as ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased.

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“The loss of lives due to an accident in Poonch is saddening. My thoughts are with all those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery. Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased and Rs 50,000 would be given to the injured,” a tweet by the PM’s office read.

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