New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed condolence to the bereaved families of the seven people who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri bus-truck collision earlier in the day.
“Distressed by the accident in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000,” a tweet from the Prime Minister’s Office read.
Distressed by the accident in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2022
President Murmu expressed condolences to families who lost their loved ones in the accident today.
“Deeply saddened by the news of the death of many people in a road accident in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones in this accident and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted in Hindi.
लखीमपुर खीरी, उत्तर प्रदेश में हुए सड़क हादसे में कई लोगों की मृत्यु के समाचार से अत्यंत दुःख हुआ है। इस दुर्घटना में अपने प्रियजनों को खोने वाले परिवारों के प्रति मैं गहन शोक-संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करती हूँ तथा घायल हुए लोगों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करती हूँ।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 28, 2022
Addressing the media, the Police Commissioner confirmed the death of seven persons and said that 25 people are being treated in the hospital and are currently stable.
“As of now, seven people have died. 25 are being treated in the hospital and are stable. 14 people have been referred to Lucknow for treatment,” said Roshan Jacob, Commissioner, reports news agency ANI.
The bus was heading from Dhaurehra to Lucknow when the accident occurred in the Police Station range of Isanagar near Era bridge.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed deep grief over the road accident in Lakhimpur Kheri. He has directed the District Magistrate and senior police officers to visit the spot of the accident. He has also instructed them to take the injured to the hospital and provide immediate medical assistance as per their requirement.