A Maharashtra Roadways bus going from Indore to Pune in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district fell into the Narmada river after breaking the railing of the bridge in Khalghat area. So far 15 people have been rescued while 13 bodies have been recovered. About 40 people were on the bus. Relief and rescue work is going on. The bus has been pulled out of the raging river amid the rain.
A relief amount of Rs.4 lakh each will be provided by the Madhya Pradesh government to the families of the deceased in the bus accident. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has directed immediate payment of Rs 10 lakh to the families of the deceased.
According to a tweet issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM Modi said, “The bus accident in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh is sad. My condolences are with the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. ”He said that relief and rescue work is being carried out by the local administration at the accident site and all possible help is being provided to the affected. In another tweet, the PMO said that Prime Minister Modi announced an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. According to him, each person injured in the accident will be given Rs 50,000.
Let us inform that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took cognizance of the bus accident in Khalghat, Khargone this morning. He said that as soon as the information about the bus fell into the river, the administration was instructed to reach soon. Relief and rescue work is on. The Chief Minister is in constant touch with Khargone, Indore district administration.
MP Home Minister said that a very sad and painful accident of Maharashtra government’s “ST” bus going from Indore to Pune fell into Narmada river at Khalghat near Dhamnod. All the responsible administrative officers and rescue teams have reached the spot. All rescue efforts are being made. 15 people have been rescued. The cause of the accident is being ascertained.
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