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Manipur bus accident: 7 students dead, 40 others injured; CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

Manipur bus accident: As many as seven students died and 40 others were injured in a school bus accident on the Old Cachar Road in Manipur’s Noney district on Wednesday.

As per media reports, five girls died on the spot while two others succumbed to their injuries on the way to a hospital.

The injured were admitted to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and a private hospital in Imphal. The condition of several of them is stated to be critical.

As per reports, two buses carrying students of Thambal Marik Higher Secondary School, Yairipok, Manipur were on their way to Khoupum on a tour. One of the buses in which they were travelling overturned near Tuivon village.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh expressed grief over the deaths. “Deeply saddened to hear about the accident of a bus carrying school children at the Old Cachar Road today. SDRF, Medical team and MLAs have rushed to the site to coordinate the rescue operation. Praying for the safety of everyone in the bus,” he tweeted.

The CM also announced a sum of Rs 5 lakh each from CM’s Relief Fund to the families of the students, who died in the accident.

“Went to JNIMS and met the families of the students who passed away in an accident at Old Cachar Road today. I extended my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, and gave assurance that a sum of Rs 5 lakh each from CM’s Relief Fund will be extended to them,” Singh tweeted.

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