#KulluBusAccident : Bus Falls Into A Gorge, School Children Among 12 Killed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Announces Ex Gratia of Rs 2 Lakh

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As many as 12 people including some school children died in the Kullu bus accident and several others were injured after a private bus rolled off a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Monday morning. As per a release by the HP-State Emergency Operation Centre, approximately 20 persons were on the bus.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that Rs 5 lakh would be provided to the next of kin of the deceased whereas Rs. 15,000 would be provided as immediate relief to each injured person. He said that free treatment would also be provided to the injured persons, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated.

As per the info so far, 3 people are probably injured. 12 people died. We reached here from Solang Valley as soon as we received the info. There is a possibility of CM’s arrival. There’ll be a final search to rescue any remaining victims, Shekhar Chauhan, NDRF told ANI

Condoling the deaths, he tweeted “I received news about the private bus accident in Sainj valley of Kullu. The entire administration is present at the spot and the injured are being taken to the hospital. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and strength to bereaved families.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the kin of the deceased in the Kullu school bus accident.

BJP president JP Nadda expressed his grief overt the accident in his tweet

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