Unnao road accident: ‘Extremely painful..,’ PM Modi expresses condolences, announces ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh for deceased

The Prime Minister announced Rs. 2 lakh ex-gratia from PMNRF for next of kin of deceased and Rs. 50,000 for the injured in Unnao mishap.

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Updated10 Jul 2024, 10:30 AM IST
Unnao: Police personnel stand near an overturned vehicle after an accident, in Unnao district, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. At least 18 people were killed and 19 injured when a bus collided with a tanker on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in the Uttar Pradesh district on Wednesday, police said. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_10_2024_000026B)
Unnao: Police personnel stand near an overturned vehicle after an accident, in Unnao district, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. At least 18 people were killed and 19 injured when a bus collided with a tanker on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in the Uttar Pradesh district on Wednesday, police said. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_10_2024_000026B)(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condoled the loss of lives in the road accident in Unnao and termed it ‘extremely painful’.

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1. In a post on X, PM Modi said, “The road accident in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh is extremely painful. My condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this. May God give them strength in this difficult time. Along with this, I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured. Under the supervision of the state government, the local administration is engaged in helping the victims in every possible way.”

2. Moreover, PM Modi has announced an “ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF for the next of kin of each deceased in the mishap in Unnao. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000,” PMO said.

3. President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, and prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured. “The news of the death of many people in a road accident on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh is extremely sad. I express my deepest condolences to the family members of those who have become victims of such sudden death and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured,” Murmu said on X.

4. The double-decker sleeper bus was travelling from Motihari, Bihar, to Delhi when it hit the milk tanker from behind on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near Gadha Village in the Behtamujawar Police Station area. Upon receiving information about the incident, police led by Circle Officer of Bangarmau, Arvind Chaurasia, rushed to the spot and began rescue operations.

5. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh too expressed his condolences over the tragic accident. "The road accident in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh is extremely sad and heart-wrenching. The local administration is busy treating the injured. I express my condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this accident on their irreparable loss. May God give strength to their families to bear this sorrow," posted Singh on X.

6. A woman from Bihar, Raushan who was travelling with her daughter on the Bus, told ANI, “We both were sleeping, suddenly we heard the commotion, anyhow I managed to come down with the help of someone. We live in Delhi for employment... Our luggage, my phone is there on the bus. The bus owner has many buses that run. We didn't expect that we'd have to travel on a bus which was in bad condition. This accident took place at 4 in the morning.”

7. Congress President Malkarjun Kharge said, “The news of the death of 18 people in a tragic road accident on the Lucknow-Agra expressway, Unnao is extremely sad. We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims. We wish a speedy recovery to all those injured in the accident. The administration is requested not to leave any stone unturned in helping the victims. There is an appeal to all the workers of the INDIA party to provide all possible help to the victims.”

8. Speaking about the incident, Unnano DM Gaurang Rathi, said “Today at around 5:15 AM, a private bus coming from Motihari, Bihar collided with a milk tanker. 18 people have lost their lives and 19 others have been injured in the accident. After initial investigation, it looks like the bus was overspeeding. The injured are getting treatment.”

Also Read: Unnao road accident: ‘All hospitals nearer to Unnao are being put on alert,’ says UP Dy CM Brajesh Pathak

9. Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended his condolences to the families of those killed in a road accident. “The road accident in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh is heartbreaking. In this hour of grief, my condolences are with the families of those who lost their lives in this horrific accident. The local administration is providing all possible treatment to the injured. I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” Shah said in a post on X in Hindi.

10. Speaking about the incident, Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak also said, “18 people have lost their lives while 19 have been injured. Injured are being shifted to higher-level hospitals. All hospitals near Unnao are being put on alert. The trauma centre of KGMO is also on alert. I have come and seen all the arrangements. Most of the injured people are from Bihar, and we are in contact with the Bihar government. Reasons for the accident will come after investigation; our priority is to provide proper treatment to the injured people.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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