In a tragic incident, at least 25 people died after a bus catches fire on Samruddhi Expressway in Maharashtra early this morning.
According to official’s report, the incident happened around 1:30 am on Samruddhi Express in Buldhana district, Maharashtra. The bus was travelling from Nagpur to Pune. Around 33 people were travelling in the bus during the incident.
8 people were reportedly injured in the devasitating accident. The injured were shifted to the nearest hospital for better treatment.
As per the police statements, many of the passengers were sleeping at the time of the accident. Nobody could get out of the bus because it flipped on the side of the doors.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde also expressed sadness over the catastrophe and announced a 5 lakh compensation for the families of those who died.
Maharashtra Bus Catches Fire:
बुलढाणा जिल्ह्यातील सिंदखेडराजाजवळ समृद्धी महामार्गावर खाजगी बसच्या झालेल्या भीषण अपघाताबद्दल मुख्यमंत्री एकनाथ शिंदे यांनी तीव्र दुःख व्यक्त केले आहे. या अपघातातील मृत आणि त्यांच्या कुटुंबिंयांप्रति सहवेदना प्रकट करुन या दुर्दैवी घटनेतील मृतांच्या नातेवाईकांना मुख्यमंत्री…
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) July 1, 2023
PM Modi anounced Ex-Gratia:
According to Quint, PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from the PMNRF for the next of kin of those died in the disaster, and Rs 50,000 for those injured.
Deeply saddened by the devastating bus mishap in Buldhana, Maharashtra. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives. May the injured recover soon. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 1, 2023