Pained By Loss Of Lives In Road Accident In Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi also announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the next of family of the dead and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

Pained By Loss Of Lives In Road Accident In Himachal Pradesh: PM Modi

Ten people were killed and two others injured in the accident. (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he was pained by the loss of lives in a road accident in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district.

He also announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for the next of family of the dead and Rs 50,000 for the injured.

Ten people were killed and two others injured after a pick-up van carrying people who were part of a wedding procession fell into a gorge earlier on Monday near Pashog in Sirmaur's Shillai sub-division, according to Sub-Divisional Magistrate Suresh Singha.

The Prime Minister's Office tweeted, "Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident in Sirmaur, HP. Condolences to the bereaved families and prayers with the injured. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be provided to the next of kin of the deceased. Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured: PM Modi."

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