1. Uttarkashi bus accident: Special train arranged to bring bodies to Madhya Pradesh

Uttarkashi bus accident: Special train arranged to bring bodies to Madhya Pradesh

In the wake of the Uttarkashi bus accident, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has instructed authorities to arrange a special train bogey to bring bodies to Madhya Pradesh on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's request.

By: | Bhopal | Published: May 24, 2017 9:22 AM
Chouhan yesterday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident. (ANI)

In the wake of the Uttarkashi bus accident, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has instructed authorities to arrange a special train bogey to bring bodies to Madhya Pradesh on Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s request.

Chouhan yesterday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident. Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also announced an ex gratia of Rs. 1 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed and Rs. 50,000 to the one injured in the accident. Meanwhile, the death toll in the horrific bus accident has risen to 22 and eight other injured are admitted to the hospital.

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A bus carrying 29 pilgrims from Uttarkashi to Gangotri, fell into the river near Uttarakhand’s Dharasu area. All these people hailed from Madhya Pradesh. Last reported, a rescue operation was being carried out by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel here.

  1. Dhann Daulat Shohrat
    May 24, 2017 at 9:48 am
    I appreciate everyone's concern for the pilgrims & their welfare. I suggest formation of a committee from chosen Divine Gods & Goddesses from all the CHAR DHAMs, and only they can help investigate this incident. Hmmmm...... All Indians are with the Pilgrims at this moment...... But it should be obvious to everyone trekking/travel in the hills, that even routine failures with the vehicles can send you down the hill, resulting in confirmed loss of lives. It is suggested, that those travel in the hilly terrain on Yatra should be insured, when they book their tickets, and should be made aware of the dangers in the hills. It is just so sad, that the CHAR DHAM YATRA took some of them to the FIFTH DHAM (Afterlife). May your soul find peace in the heavens with the others.
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