Tourism deptt condoles death of tourist guides in Gulmarg Gondola accident

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Tourism deptt condoles death of tourist guides in Gulmarg Gondola accident

Mahmood Shah visits the families of the deceased

Gulmarg, Jun 27: The department of tourism Kashmir has condoled the demise of three tourist guides in the recent tragic accident at Gulmarg in which a family of four from Nagpur was also killed.
The deceased local guides include Mukhtar Ahamd Ganie son of Mohammad Ganie of Choutipathri Hajibal, Baba Reshi (Tourist Guide No 316/ADTG), Farooq Ahmad Chopan son of Abdul Gani Chopan of Warapora Tangmarg and Jahangir Ahmad Khanday son f Mohammad Akram Khanday of Warapora, Tangmarg.
Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood Ahmad Shah visited the residences of the deceased and expressed his heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families. He also prayed for the departed souls.
“This is a very tragic incident which has saddened the whole Valley. The department of tourism shares the grief with the bereaved families,” said Director Tourism Kashmir.
Director Tourism Kashmir said they will provide every support to the next of the kin of the deceased.
Secretary Tourism also condoled the demise of the tourist guides and expressed his grief over the tragic accident.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Nasir Naqash and MD JKCCC Shamim Ahmad also visited the families of the deceased to condole the tragic death of tourist guides.
In the incident, the tourist who lost their lives were identified as Jayant Andraskar, his wife Manshea Andraskar and their two daughters – Anagha and Janhvi. They hailed from Nagpur.
Their bodies were flown yesterday from Srinagar to Mumbai in Go Air and from Mumbai to Nagpur in Jet Airways and handed over to the family.
The accident happened on June 26, 2017 at Gulmarg when strong winds uprooted tree which fell on the rope and derailed cable from its pulley between tower number 5 and 6 resulting in the death of occupants. (KNS)

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