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PM Modi Announces 2 Lakh Ex Gratia For Kin Of Victims In Barabanki Bus Accident

PM Modi offered condolences and announced Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for the families of those who lost their lives and Rs 50,000 for those who are getting treated.

PM Modi, Barabanki bus accident

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After 18 innocents lost their lives due to a major road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of the victims and Rs. 50,000 for the injured ones. Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah, President Kovind and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also expressed grief over the loss of life. 

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) made the official announcement while PM Modi offered his condolences. 

The Prime Minister also spoke to CM Yogi for proper treatment of those who got injured. 

The President prayed for the speedy recovery of those who got injured and are getting treatment in Lucknow's hospital and expressed sadness over the death of innocent lives. 

Home Minister Amit Shah while offering his condolences wrote that the local administration is assisting those who received major injuries to ensure their speedy recovery. 

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted expressing hope that 'Lord Shri Ram to give place to the departed souls at his feet and speedy recovery to the injured'. 

Moreover, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also tweeted saying 'my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief and pray for the speedy recovery of those who have sustained injuries'. 

Barabanki bus accident- Major tragedy in Uttar Pradesh

In a tragic incident during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, 18 people lost their lives after a truck rammed into a Volvo bus in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki. According to ADG, Lucknow Zone, nearly 20 people received major injuries and were rushed to a nearby district hospital of Lucknow for treatment. Rescue operations were going on during the wee hours of Wednesday as many were feared to be trapped under the bus. 

According to a victim who survived the accident but received minor injuries, the passengers were travelling from Punjab and were on the way to Bihar. Nearly 107 people were travelling by bus. Several people lost their lives as they were roaming on the streets while the bus driver was repairing the broken axle of the vehicle. 

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