7 killed, 45 injured after bus plunges in valley in Chittoor, PM Modi approves ex-gratia for victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.

7 killed, 45 injured after bus plunges in valley in Chittoor,  PM Modi approves ex-gratia for victims
7 killed, 45 injured after bus plunges in valley in Chittoor. Courtesy: ANI

Chittor: Seven people were killed and 45 others injured following a bus accident at Bhakarapet ghat road near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor on Sunday. 

The incident reportedly took place due to negligent driving following which the bus plunged into a valley.

According to ANI, the accident happened as the bus fell off the cliff due to driver's negligence in Bakrapeta, 25 kms away from Tirupati. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The Prime Minister has also approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those injured in the accident from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

The Prime Minister's Office tweeted;
"Pained by the loss of lives in a tragic bus accident in Chittoor, AP. Condolences to the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover soon.  The next of kin of the deceased would be given Rs. 2 lakhs from PMNRF and Rs. 50,000 would be given to the injured: PM @narendramodi"