Uttarakhand bus accident: After the tragic accident in Uttarkashi on Sunday, mourning spread to many homes. After this incident, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan left for Dehradun late at night. After arriving here, he had a meeting with Uttarakhand officials in the police control room. He inquired about the ongoing rescue and relief operations in Uttarakshi.
Besides, he arrived at the hospital at night and met the wounded. According to news agency ANI, around 26 people were killed after a bus plunged into a deep ravine in Uttarkashi district late yesterday evening. Four people were seriously injured in the accident. All the passengers of the bus are residents of Bana district in Madhya Pradesh.
The bus accident occurred near Damta on Yamunotri Expressway in Uttarakshi, Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand Home Ministry had reported the incident on Sunday night. According to Rajesh Rajura, Additional General Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs of Madhya Pradesh, he has obtained information from Additional General Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs in Uttarakhand, where 26 deaths have been confirmed. At the same time, 4 people were seriously injured in the accident.
The bus was carrying 28 pilgrims, a driver and an assistant from the Banna area. The injured were taken to the health center in Damta, which is about three kilometers from the site of the accident. The Ministry of Home Affairs of Madhya Pradesh has also released a list of all 28 passengers. He said rescue work is continuing by the Uttarakhand police, the house guard, the chief of police and the compound.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dami expressed his condolences over the incident in a conversation with the media. He said that every effort is being made to provide all possible assistance to the injured. CM informed that DM and SP had arrived at the scene after the accident. The Ministry of Interior also sent a relief and rescue team to the site. Heads of state and government from both states will also visit the venue today.