Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condolences deaths in an accident in Ganjam district of Odisha.
The Prime Minister also prayed that those injured in the accident recover at the very earliest.
"I am deeply pained by the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in Odisha's Ganjam district. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those injured recover at the very earliest: PM @narendramodi," tweeted the Prime Minister's office today.
I am deeply pained by the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in Odisha's Ganjam district. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those injured recover at the very earliest: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 25, 2022
At least six tourists were killed and several others seriously injured in a road accident near the Durgaprasad area in Ganjam district late on Tuesday night.
Pradhan, a fire officer, who was present at the site of the incident, said, "Six people were killed and over 40 injured after a bus overturned near Kalinga Ghat in Ganjam last night."
"Tourists from West Bengal were returning from Daringbadi. It must have happened due to brake failure," the fire officer said.
Taking note of the incident, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "Our administration is coordinating with Odisha officials for a speedy post-mortem of the dead, treatment for the injured and their return. Rushing a high-level team led by Principal Secretary, Disaster Management and MLA Udaynarayanpur to Odisha."
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