HP bus accident: CM Jairam Thakur announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh to kin of victims

Updated:1 month, 2 weeks ago

Kullu (HP) July 04 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to families of the victims of bus accident which took place on earlier on July 04. Twelve persons were killed, while 3 others got injured as a bus plunged into a gorge in Jangla area of Sainj valley on Neoli-Shansher road of Kullu district. Speaking to ANI, Thakur said, “Bus was trying to overtake some boulders which were on road due to rains last night. It went out of control and fell down. Impact of the fall was big as cliff was too steep. 12 people dead, 3 injured. Those deceased included a school and a college student.” “I spoke with DC Kullu and others in administration. Despite efforts, 12 could not be saved. Families of deceased will be given a total of Rs 5 lakh each. Those injured will be given best treatment. Orders for magisterial enquiry given.”

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