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.
PM Modi's tweet:
The accident in Maharashtra’s Nashik district is unfortunate. In this hour of sadness, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 29, 2020
Amit Shah's tweet:
Deeply anguished by the tragic road accident in Nashik, Maharashtra.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 29, 2020
My thoughts and condolences are with the bereaved families who lost their loved ones. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday offered his condolences to all the families of those who lost their lives in the Nashik road accident.
Anguished by the news of a road accident in Nashik, Maharashtra. My heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy. Praying for the quick recovery of the injured.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 29, 2020
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.
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."