Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh for each of those killed in Himachal Pradesh bus mishap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed anguish over the loss of lives in a bus mishap in Himachal Pradesh and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed.

PTI April 19, 2017 21:41:46 IST
Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh for each of those killed in Himachal Pradesh bus mishap

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed anguish over the loss of lives in a bus mishap in Himachal Pradesh and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed.

Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh for each of those killed in Himachal Pradesh bus mishap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"Extremely anguished by the loss of lives due to the bus accident in Himachal Pradesh. Condolences to the families of the deceased," he said.

He also announced Rs 50,000 for each of those seriously injured in the bus accident.

At least 43 passengers were killed when a private bus plunged into Tons river in the remote Nerwa area of Shimla district this morning.

The bus was on its way from Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand to Tuni and the accident took place on the Uttarakhand-Himachal border in Himachal territory, Deputy Commissioner Shimla, Rohan Chand Thakur said.

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