Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sanctioned ₹2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand.
He also sanctioned from the PM National Relief Fund (PMNRF) ₹50,000 for those seriously injured in the accident in Uttarkashi.
Twenty-one pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh were killed when their bus fell into the Bhagirathi river near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday evening. Eight people were injured in the accident.
The accident took place when the pilgrims were returning from Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas.
“My prayers & solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon,” the Prime Minister said.