Modi, Rahul condoles Karnataka bus tragedy victims

Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of about 25 people, who drowned after the bus they were travelling in plunged into a canal in Karnataka’s Mandya district.

“Deeply pained by the bus accident in Karnataka’s Mandya. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. May God give them strength in this hour of sadness,” the Prime Minister said.

The Congress chief also condoled the deaths and preyed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

“I’m sorry to hear about the terrible bus accident in Mandya district of Karnataka in which over 20 people are feared dead and many others injured.

“I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Gandhi tweeted.

The accident took place at around noon at Kanaganamaradi village near Pandavapura town, as the bus skidded off the bridge and fell into the Cauvery river canal.