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Four passengers from Bihar died and 28 others were injured after a bus overturned in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday. The incident took place on the Srinagar-Jammu state highway in the Barsoo area of south Kashmir.
After the road accident, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a payment of two crore rupees as ex-gratia to the next of kin of each deceased.
A statement from the Bihar Chief Minister's office said the state's resident commissioner in New Delhi has been directed to liaise with the Jammu and Kashmir administration to arrange for the bodies to be transported to the respective native villages of the deceased and also ensure proper treatment of those from Bihar who were injured in the accident.
J&K L-G condoles the loss of lives in the bus accident
Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha expressed anguish over the accident.
"Deeply saddened by today's unfortunate bus accident in Awantipora in which precious lives were lost and many others injured. I have directed the district administration to provide all necessary assistance to the affected," Manoj Sinha wrote on Twitter.
"My sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured," the L-G added.
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