KISHTWAR — A fatal accident occurred in Kishtwar district as a snow cutter machine, involved in road clearance operations, met with tragedy in Warwan. According to an official statement, at least two individuals lost their lives, and two others sustained injuries in the unfortunate incident.

An official, quoted by a local news agency, said that the snow cutter machine, employed for clearing roads in Warwan, veered off the path and fell into a deep gorge.

The immediate consequence of the accident saw two fatalities, with the victims succumbing on the spot. The injured parties have been rushed to the hospital for treatment, as confirmed by the official source.

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In response to the tragic incident, the government has declared ex-gratia compensation of Rs 5 each for the next of kin of the deceased. Additionally, a sum of one lakh rupees has been announced for those injured in the mishap, as part of the relief measures.

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