‘I pray for them’: PM on 35 students injured in bus accident on way to his rally
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‘I pray for them’: PM on 35 students injured in bus accident on way to his rally

35 students were injured, five of them reported to be critical, when their bus met with an accident while on way to Prime Minister Modi’s Dharamsala sally

india Updated: Dec 27, 2018 15:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Shimla
The bus, which was carrying 45 students, met with the accident near Samleta in Nagrota Suriyan, at least 45 kilometres from Dharamsala.(ANI Photo)

At least 35 students from a local computer centre in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district were injured on Thursday when a private bus ferrying them skidded off the road, officials said. They were on their way to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally, news agency PTI reported.

Modi was in Dharamsala to address the ‘Jan Aabhar rally’ marking one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in Himachal Pradesh.

Addressing the rally Modi said, “An accident has taken place. People were injured. I pray for them. The chief minister will ensure that all help is provided to them.”

The Prime Minister urged the people to exercise caution while going back from the rally. “I do not want an accident to take place. Please go slowly... let it take longer,” he said.

The bus, which was carrying 45 students, met with the accident near Samleta in Nagrota Suriyan, at least 45 kilometres from Dharamsala.

Five students are reported to be critically injured and were taken to the Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College Hospital in Tanda. Ten of them sustained fractures and minor injuries and admitted to the local primary health centre in Nagrota Suriyan

First Published: Dec 27, 2018 12:36 IST