Vadakkencherry bus accident: Prime Minister announces financial aid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through a tweet, extended his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for a quick recovery of the injured.

Palakkad: The Central government has announced an emergency financial aid of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those who died in the Vadakkencherry bus accident. Rs 50,000 would also be given to the injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep grief over the accident. President Draupadi Murmu also expressed grief over the mishap.

CM recommends strict action

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed grief over the bus accident that killed nine people, including five students. The chief minister also informed that strict action would be taken against the owner and the driver if the vehicle involved in the accident has violated the road safety rules.

Power Minister K Krishnankutty on Thursday visited the site of the accident and promised a serious probe into the incident. The minister said there will be no compromise and strict action will be taken if any lapses occurred in connection with the accident. He also visited the Alathur Taluk hospital, where the bodies of five of the deceased were kept.

Power Minister K Krishnankutty visiting the site of the accident in Palakkad on Thursday. Photo: Special Arrangement

Local Self-Government and Excise Minister M B Rajesh reached the Palakkad District hospital, where the bodies of the remaining four were kept after conducting a postmortem, and assessed the situation. Shafi Parambil, MLA, District Collector Mrunmayi Joshi, District Police Chief R Vishwanath and others too visited the hospital.

Local Self-Government and Excise Minister MB Rajesh at the Palakkad District hospital assessing the situation. Shafi Parambil, MLA, can also be seen. Photo: Special Arrangement

The bodies of all the deceased have been taken to their native places, informed authorities.

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