Ganjam Bus Accident: PM Modi Announces Rs 2 Lakh Ex-Gratia For Kin Of Deceased

Berhampur:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep condolences over the tragic demise of 12 people in the bus accident in Ganjam’s Digapahandi area.

Additionally, he announced generous assistance of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF to the next of kin of each deceased. He also announced Rs 50,000 compensation for the injured.

“Pained by the bus accident in Ganjam district, Odisha. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover soon. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM”, PMO tweeted.



Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed anguish over the mishap.

“Anguished by the tragic road accident in Digapahandi (Odisha) that claimed precious lives. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with their family members. May the Almighty give them the strength to bear this. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Shah tweeted.



Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also announced Rs 3 Lakh ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased and free treatment for the injured.

Twelve members of a marriage party were killed and seven others injured as their bus collided head-on with another bus in Ganjam district.

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