J&K Governor announces compensation for 6 killed in Uttarakhand landslide

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday announced ex gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of six Kashmiri laborers who died in a landslide in Uttarakhand a day ago, an official statement said.

The six belonging to Uri in Baramulla district were killed while three were injured in the landslide in Char Dham area.

“Extending his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, Governor has announced ex-gratia relief…

“He has asked the State Administration to provide every possible support to the bereaved families and be in touch with the Uttarakhand government to ensure immediate shifting of the bodies to their native places back in Kashmir.

“He has also asked the administration to ensure best possible medical treatment for the laborers injured in the tragedy,” the statement said.