Srinagar, Jul 01: Expressing deep grief and sorrow over yet another tragic road accident in Kishtwar district resulting in the death of at least 35 people and injuries to more than 17 others, APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq extended heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
Mirwaiz said this incident occurred barely a few days after the Mughal road accident in which a dozen school children died and many others sustained grave injuries, adding, growing road accidents, taking toll on human lives, was a cause of concern and it was because of the dilapidated road conditions, rash driving by drivers and overloading that road accident were showing a steep rise across the state.
Taking a dig at the state administration for resorting to lip servicing only and confining itself to expressing condolences only, Mirwaiz said that it seems there is no check by the administration on rash driving, over speeding, overloading and travel on crucial roads without proper travel permits. He said despite tall claims major and crucial roads across the state remain in shambles, as a result, they become death traps which is highly unfortunate.
Mirwaiz demanded impartial probe into the Kishtwar incident so that reasons that led to the major accident comes to fore and those found involved in any lapses are punished to prevent such in incidents in the future.