Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior earlier today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed grief over loss of lives in Gwalior road mishap. Prime Minister on Tuesday condoled the deaths in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior that happened today.
"The road accident in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has caused great grief. I express my deepest condolences to the relatives of the dead. I wish that the injured people recover at the earliest," Prime Minister's Office tweeted (in Hindi).
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has paid condolences to the deceased and has also announced compensation to their families.
"I am saddened by the untimely loss of precious lives in the deadly collision between bus and auto in Gwalior. I pray to God to grant the departed souls a place at his feet and their relatives to bear this tragedy. Om Shanti!" Chouhan tweeted in Hindi.
"I and the people of the state are with bereaved families in this hour of grief. They should not consider themselves alone. The state government will give Rs 4 lakh to the families of each deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured," he added.
Thirteen including 12 women and one driver died in a road accident under the Chawni police station of Gwalior district, on Gwalior Morena road in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed his grief over the incident and announced the financial aid to the family.
The SP Amit Sanghi informed that a taxi in which 13 people were riding collided with the bus coming from the opposite direction. All the passengers died on the spot.
These women are the cook and on Monday evening they had gone to cook food in the stone park area in one of the Aganwari centres. After finishing the work they were returning to their homes in two auto-rickshaws 12 women boarded in two autos at around 5 am.
But in midway the engine of one of the auto failed, the six women boarded in one auto and the number increased to 13 including the driver.
In midway, the bus coming from the opposite direction collided with the bus and the incident happened. The collector informed that the ex-grits amount of Rs 4 lakh and Rs 25,000 for the last rights of the deceased.
The minister Pradumn Singh Tomar also reached the hospital and consoled the family. Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput ordered enquire into the matter and had instructed the commissioner to suspend the Gwalior RTO.
(With inputs from Agencies)