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PM announces ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh for MP’s Sidhi accident victims’ kin

  • A bus carrying greater than 60 passengers fell right into a canal in Sidhi district on Tuesday morning. Forty folks had been reportedly killed within the accident and lots of have been reported lacking. The bus was headed to Satna from Sidhi and was mentioned to be carrying native villagers.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:04 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday authorised an ex-gratia of 200,000 every for the households of those that lost their lives within the bus accident in Sidhi of Madhya Pradesh and 50,000 to those that had been critically injured, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) mentioned.

“PM @narendramodi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the bus accident in Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured,” the PMO tweeted

A bus carrying greater than 60 passengers fell right into a canal in Sidhi district on Tuesday morning. Forty folks had been reportedly killed within the accident and lots of have been reported lacking. Police and a group of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are finishing up the rescue operations. The bus was headed to Satna from Sidhi and was mentioned to be carrying native villagers when the accident occurred round 8:30am. News company PTI reported that a minimum of seven folks had been capable of swim to security after the bus fell into the canal.

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PM Modi additionally condoled the deaths on Twitter, including that the native administration is concerned in rescue efforts. “Bus accident in MP’s Sidhi is horrific. Condolences to the bereaved families. The local administration is actively involved in rescue and relief work,” the PMO tweeted.

The Union residence minister Amit Shah additionally took to Twitter to condole the deaths. He wished the injured a speedy recovery and warranted native administration will likely be serving to out within the rescue operations in each means doable.

“The bus accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district is very sad, I have spoken to the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The local administration is providing all possible help for relief and rescue. I express my deepest condolences to the relatives of the dead and wish the injured to get well soon,” Shah tweeted.

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