Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his grief over the bus accident in Odisha’s Angul district, which claimed 19 lives on Friday.
“Bus accident in Odisha’s Angul district is heart-rending. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved families & injured,” said Modi in a tweet.
Expressing his grief over the incident, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 2 lakh compensation to the kin of each deceased.
At least 19 persons were killed while over 30 persons sustained injuries after the bus named ‘Maharaja’ fell 50 feet off a bridge in Odisha’s Angul district this morning.
While 14 were killed on the spot, five others died in the nearby hospital. The incident took place near Puruna Manitri in Angul district.
Meanwhile, the seriously injured persons are being shifted through air ambulance to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack.