Jammu and Kashmir Governor announces compensation for those killed in Uttarakhand landslide

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday announced ex gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of Kashmiri labourers who died in a landslide in Char Dham area of Uttarakhand a day ago.

As per the reports, the six belonging to Uri in Baramulla district were killed while three were injured in the landslide.

Governor has expressed profound grief and deep anguish over the tragic death of Kashmiri labourers.

Malik 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.

Moreover, he has asked the administration to ensure best possible medical treatment for the labourers injured in the tragedy.