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7 dead, 26 injured in road accident in Karnataka's Hubli; PM Modi condoles loss of lives, announces compensation Hubli accident
Accident image tweeted by ANI

7 dead, 26 injured in road accident in Karnataka's Hubli; PM Modi condoles loss of lives, announces compensation

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 May 2022, 07:54 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed deep grief over the loss of lives due to a mishap in Karnataka's Hubli, where at least seven people died and 26 were injured in a road accident.

The Prime Minister has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 Lakhs each to the next kin of those who lost their lives and Rs. 50,000 to those injured in the incident from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

A tweet from Prime Minister's Office read: "Pained by the loss of lives due to a mishap in Hubli, Karnataka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon."

"An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to the mishap in Hubli. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000," read another tweet.

According to the police, the passenger bus was on its way to Bangalore from Kolkharpur when it collided with a lorry at midnight.

An FIR has been registered in the matter and further investigation is underway.