Nation Current Affairs 24 May 2017 U'khand bus accident ...

U'khand bus accident: Modi announces Rs 2L for families of deceased

PTI
Published May 24, 2017, 1:34 pm IST
Updated May 24, 2017, 1:34 pm IST
21 pilgrims from MP were killed and 8 were injured as their bus fell into the Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday evening.
'My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi', Narendra Modi said. (Photo: File)
 'My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi', Narendra Modi said. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.

He also sanctioned from the PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF) Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured in the accident in Uttarkashi.

 

Twenty-one pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh were killed when their bus fell into the Bhagirathi river near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday evening. Eight people were injured in the accident.

The accident took place when the pilgrims were returning from Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas.

"My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon," the prime minister said.

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