Uttarkashi bus accident
5 Injured also brought back by special plane
Mortal remains sent to home villages
Bhopal, May 27, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): A special airplane of Air India reached Indore Airport in the afternoon today carrying injured persons and mortal remains of deceased of Uttarkashi bus accident. The mortal remains of the deceased were sent to their home village by hearse and injured were sent to hospital for treatment. Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Indore Airport by helicopter from Bhopal. He talked to the injured persons, enquired about their health and directed the district administration for better treatment. Mr. Chouhan mentioned that all the medical treatment expenses will be borne by the state government. CM Mr. Chouhan paid tribute to the deceased at the airport, prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls and to give strength to the bereaved families to bear the loss. Deliberating with the journalists at the airport, Mr. Chouhan said that 22 pilgrims who went for pilgrimage in Uttarakhand, lost their lives in an bus accident near Rudrayag. Two persons are still untraceable and 6 are injured. 5 injured persons have been brought back by the special plane. All the treatment will be borne by the state government. He further informed that treatment is being given to one person there itself as he is seriously injured. Moreover, Mr. Chouhan told that out of 22 deceased persons, 15 belong to Indore whereas 7 are from Dhar district. He mentioned that all the efforts were made for help of the victims as soon as information about the accident came.
Chief Minister for Uttarakhand was urged for victims’ help. Mr. Chouhan said that although we could not save the lives of the deceased persons but we made efforts to send mortal remains to the relatives to enable them to perform funeral rites as early as possible. Keeping in view the same, efforts were made to bring deceased persons and injured by special airplane. Furthermore, Mr. Chouhan informed that he just received information about a tractor-trolley accident in Neemuch district, in which 9 persons have lost their lives. Help of Rs. 2 lakh each to the families of deceased persons will be provided. Also, directives have been issued to provide Rs. 50 thousand to each injured person as immediate help. He mentioned that treatment of injured will be carried out on government expenses.