UP: 18 killed in road accident in Mainpuri; President & PM express grief

In Uttar Pradesh death toll in Mainpuri road accident has risen to 18. Two injured succumbed to their injuries at AIIMS Saifai in Etawah. 26 injured are admitted at district hospital and AIIMS Saifai. Most of the victims have been identified and they are from Kannauj, Mainpuri and Farrukhabad districts.

Our correspondent reports that the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced two Lakhs rupees each to the next of the kin of the deceased and fifty thousand rupees to the injured.

Expressing grief and sorrow on the accident he has also directed the officials to provide proper medical facilities to injured.

Minister of state for urban Development Girish Yadav has visited the spot and met the injured and family members of the deceased.

District Magistrate Mainpuri Pradeep Kumar Tiwari told our correspondent that accident took place when a bus coming from Jaipur was on the way to Farrukhabad overturned after hitting road divider near Mainpuri town.

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed sadness at the tragic incident. In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, the administration is taking steps to help affected people. He also extended heartfelt condolences to bereaved families and wished an early recovery to the injured

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. Mr Modi hoped that those who are injured recover at the earliest.