Uttarkashi accident: PM announces Rs 2L for kin of deceased

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sanctioned Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.

He also sanctioned from the PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF) Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured in the accident in Uttarkashi.

Twenty-one pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh were killed when their bus fell into the Bhagirathi river near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district last evening. Eight people were injured in the accident.

The accident took place when the pilgrims were returning from Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas.

“My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon,” the prime minister said.