Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh for families of Uttarakhand victims

The families of Uttarakhand victims will get ex-gratia payment of Rs two lakh, said Prime Minister Modi.

IANS May 24, 2017 09:51:41 IST
Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh for families of Uttarakhand victims

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex gratia payment of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.

"My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon," Modi said in a tweet.

He also announced Rs 50,000 from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for those seriously injured.

At least 24 people were killed and eight others injured when the bus carrying pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, plunged into a deep gorge late on Tuesday.

The accident took place near Nalupani when they were returning from the Gangotri shrine.

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