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Barabanki Mishap: Bihar CM announces financial assistance for kin of deceased

“In this incident, two lakh assistance has been given to the kin of 12 deceased of Bihar,” Nitish Kumar announced.

NEW DELHI — The chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs two lakh for the kin of deceased people after a road mishap claimed 18 lives in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.

Reflecting over the tragic road accident, the Bihar chief minister took to micro-blogging platform Twitter and posted a tweet in Hindi, saying, “The bus accident in Barabanki is very sad. Condolences to the families of the deceased and wish the injured a speedy recovery.”

बाराबंकी में हुआ बस हादसा अत्यंत दुखद है। मृतकों के परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना एवं घायलों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं। (1/2)

— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) July 28, 2021

“In this incident, two lakh assistance has been given to the kin of 12 deceased of Bihar and necessary instructions have been given for proper treatment of the injured and bringing them to Bihar,” Nitish Kumar announced.

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(2/2) इस घटना में बिहार के 12 मृतकों के परिजनों को 2-2 लाख सहायता तथा घायलों के समुचित इलाज एवं उन्हें बिहार लाने हेतु आवश्यक निर्देश दिया गया है।https://t.co/QwuHycFKrH

— Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) July 28, 2021

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolence over the tragic episode. He said he felt deeply saddened by the news of road accident in Barabanki, UP. “My condolences to the bereaved families. I have also spoken to CM Yogi ji. Arrangements are being made for proper treatment of all the injured.”

यूपी के बाराबंकी में हुए सड़क हादसे की खबर से बहुत दुखी हूं। शोकाकुल परिवारों के साथ मेरी संवेदनाएं हैं। अभी सीएम योगी जी से भी बात हुई है। सभी घायल साथियों के उचित उपचार की व्यवस्था की जा रही है।

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Police, however, issued helpline numbers for the assistance of the families whose kin were travelling in the bus. Also, the Police made public names of the deceased and injured in Barabanki road accident.

The names of deceased and injured in Barabanki road accident. https://t.co/2k0ZPk65xm pic.twitter.com/SwJhSSfrLO

— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) July 28, 2021

It is in place to mention here that a truck rammed into a double-decker private bus which was heading towards Bihar, carrying passengers from Ludhiana, Punjab and Haryana, in Ram Sanehi Ghat area of UP’s Barabanki district.

In the mishap, 18 people died and more than 25 people were injured. Later, Police reached the spot and carried out rescue operations for about five hours.

As per details, the injured were rushed to the district hospital in Barabanki and were mostly referred to Lucknow Trauma Centre.

Police sources said that more than hundred passengers (labourers going back to their homes after work) were inside the bus, which met the unfortunate accident.

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