Surankote bids tearful adieu to 11 students killed in Mughal road accident

Poonch: Amid sobs and tears, eleven students killed in a road mishap along Mughal road were buried in their respective ancestral graveyards on Thursday.

Reports reaching GNS said that a pall of gloom descended when bodies of the deceased students reached their respective villages.

Thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the residencies of the deceased students to attend the funeral prayers and to pay condolences to the bereaved families, reports said.

Expressing their aghast and agony over the accident, Beopar Mandal (traders’ body) led by Khush Dev Verma Surankote hoisted black flags in the town.

The business establishments and markets places by and large also experienced a dull affair throughout the day.

Pertinent to mention here that a vehicle (tempo traveller) carrying students of a private computer learning centre on a picnic trip from Surankote to Dhobijan (Sopore) met with an accident near Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal Road on Thursday which resulted in the death of 11 students, 9 of them girls, and injuries to 7 others of which two are still battling for life.

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