Maharashtra bus accident: Rs four lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased

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The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh to the kin of those who lost their lives in the tragic bus accident in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, adding the medical expenses of those injured will be borne by the government.

33 people were killed after a bus carrying them plunged into a 500-feet-deep gorge at Ambenali ghat area in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Saturday morning.

Maharashtra government announces an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of those who died after a bus fell down a mountain road in Ambenali Ghat, in Raigad district. Government to also bear the medical expenses of those injured

— ANI (@ANI) July 28, 2018

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the bus accident and said he was pained by the loss of lives.

“Pained by the loss of lives due to a bus accident in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. My condolences to those who lost their loved ones”, the prime minister said in a statement.

Expressing grief over loss of lives in the tragic accident, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the administration was trying to provide all the necessary assistance and said his thoughts were with the families who lost loved ones.

Pained to know about the loss of lives in Mahabaleshwar bus accident.Administration taking all efforts to provide required assistance.Senior officials&emergency management systems in place.My thoughts are with families who lost loved ones&prayers for speedy recovery of injured.

— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 28, 2018

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi also conveyed his condolence and appealed his party workers to provide all possible assistance.

I'm sorry to hear about the terrible bus accident in Raigad, Maharashtra in which a large number of people have been killed and many others injured. I appeal to Congress party workers in the area to provide all possible assistance to the injured & families of those who have died.

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 28, 2018

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