Modi sanctions ex-gratia for Amritsar accident victims under PMNRF

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2016 17:04 IST
Seven children were killed and over 20 injured when a rashly driven school van fell into a drain from a bridge at Muhawa village, 35 km from Amritsar, on Tuesday afternoon. (HT File )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his grief about the loss of lives and injuries sustained in the bus accident on September 20, near Muhawa village, Attari, Amritsar district, Punjab.

Seven children were killed and over 20 injured when a rashly driven school van fell into a drain from a bridge at Muhawa village, 35 km from Amritsar, on Tuesday afternoon.

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The van was taking students back home from DAV Public School, Neshta, when the accident occurred 5 km from the school at 1.30pm.

All children were between seven and 14 years old and belong to the nearby villages of Tibbi, Muhawa and Neshta.

PM also expressed his grief about the loss of lives and injuries sustained by the persons in a bus accident on September 19 near Bennipatti, Madhubani District, Bihar.

Modi has sanctioned an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs. 50,000 each to the seriously injured, from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

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