Hyderabad, March 27: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
The Prime Minister has also approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the those injured in the accident.
“Pained by the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Chittoor, AP. Condolences to the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover soon. The next of kin of the deceased would be given Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF and Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured: PM @narendramodi” PM Modi tweeted.
As many as seven people were killed and 45 others were injured after a bus went out of control, and slipped into the valley near Bakarapatet ghat road in the Hyderabad last night.
On being alerted, the police along with fire officials rushed to the spot and swung into a rescue operation.
The injured were rescued and immediately rushed to RUIA Hospital in Tirupati for medical aid.
Police have registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter.