PM Modi, Amit Shah Express Grief Over Nashik Road Accident, Offer Condolences

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday expressed grief over the Nashik road accident in Maharashtra. 

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday expressed grief over the Nashik road accident in Maharashtra. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi called the incident 'unfortunate'. Further, Amit Shah offered his condolences and wished a 'speedy recovery' for the injured people in the accident. 

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Rajnath Singh offers condolences

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday offered his condolences to all the families of those who lost their lives in the Nashik road accident. 

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About the accident

At least 26 people have been feared dead, and over 30 people have been injured after a bus and a rickshaw collided with each other and fell into a well near Deola area of Nashik district in Maharashtra. According to reports, the bus was on its way from Malgaon to Kalwan. Reportedly, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle after its rear tyre burst. 

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Maharashtra Transport Min announces compensation

In the wake of the accident, Maharashtra Transport Minister and MSRTC chairman Anil Parab on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of those killed in the Nashik accident. Calling the accident as 'very unfortunate', Parab said, " A compensation of Rs 10 lakh each will be given to the kin of the deceased, and free medical treatment will be provided to all the injured." 

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