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Local administration providing all possible treatment to injured: Amit Shah on Unnao accident

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New Delhi | July 10, 2024 2:11:45 PM IST
Expressing condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Unnao accident, Union Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the local administration is providing all possible treatment to the injured.

https://x.com/AmitShah/status/1810915192311796180

In a message on social media platform X, Amit Shah said, "The road accident in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh is heartbreaking. In this hour of grief, my condolences are with the families of those who lost their lives in this horrific accident"

Amit Shah said, "The local administration is providing all possible treatment to the injured. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured".

The incident occurred at 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday when a double-decker sleeper bus was travelling from Motihari, Bihar to Delhi and hit a milk- tanker from behind on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway near the Gadha village in the Behtamujawar Police Station area.

While 18 were killed in the incident, 19 people were injured. Six of the injured were referred to Lucknow while the rest were referred to the District Hospital in Unnao for better treatment, as per officials. 20 people managed to escape unhurt.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs to the family of the deceased while Rs 50,000 will be given to the injured.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav has hit out at the BJP government in the state after the tragic accident that occurred on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway today claimed 18 lives. In a post on X, Yadav alleged the accident was the result of negligence of the BJP government.

He wrote, "The reason for the death of the 18 people in the accident on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway is the negligence of the BJP government. It is the subject of an investigation that- Despite the provision of special parking zones on the expressway, how were vehicles parked on the road? How did the monitoring of the parked vehicle go wrong despite CCTVs being installed? Are the CCTVs not working?" (ANI)

 
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