Soon after receiving the information about the accident, a contingent of police personnel rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation. The occupants of the vehicle were rescued and rushed to the nearby hospital where 13 persons were declared brought dead, while 54 others were shifted to District Hospital, Udhampur, for treatment.
Governor NN Vohra and chief minister Omar Abdullah have expressed grief over the loss of lives in a road accident in the Dudu Basantgarh area of Udhampur.
In his condolence message, the chief minister expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for early recovery of the injured. He directed the district administration for rendering all help to the injured ensuring them best possible treatment.