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Rudraprayag road accident: Uttarakhand CM Dhami thanks Rantoli villagers for helping administration in relief operations

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New Delhi | June 16, 2024 4:11:21 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami thanked the people of Rantoli village for their contribution to the relief and rescue operations undertaken by the administration after the Rudraprayag road accident.

Taking to his social media account, Dhami wrote, "It has been the tradition of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand to serve the tourists coming from all over the country by imbibing the spirit of 'Atithi Devo Bhava'. An example of this was seen after the Rudraprayag road accident when the people of Rantoli village reached the spot and contributed to the relief and rescue operations along with the administration."

Hailing the people of Rantoli village, he said, "We are proud of all of you, I heartily congratulate and thank all the villagers for this noble work done with a spirit of service."

Notably, at least 14 people were killed as a tempo traveller carrying 26 passengers fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district on Saturday after which the Uttarakhand government directed an investigation into the accident.

As many as 12 people were also injured, carrying 26 passengers in the tempo traveller. The tempo fell into a deep gorge on the Badrinath Highway in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Saturday.

Union Minister Ajay Tamta said that the state government, under the guidance of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Dhami has admitted them to Rishikesh AIIMS.

"Some people have lost their lives and some have been injured. Our state government, under the guidance of our Chief Minister, has admitted them to Rishikesh AIIMS. The government is taking care of the injured people. Doctors and the entire administration are engaged and we want them to stay healthy and well," he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Dhami has given instructions to provide financial assistance of two lakhs each to the dependents of the deceased in the vehicle accident in Rudraprayag.

The Chief Minister has also given instructions to provide financial assistance of Rs 40,000 each to the seriously injured and Rs 10,000 each to the less seriously injured. (ANI)

 
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