PM Modi, President express grief over Lakhimpur Kheri road accident

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.

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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.

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.

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“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.

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