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Six tourists from Bengal killed in Odisha bus accident, PM condoles loss of lives Odisha accident

Six tourists from Bengal killed in Odisha bus accident, PM condoles loss of lives

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 May 2022, 08:49 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed "deep grief" over the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in the Ganjam district of Odisha, where at least six tourists from West Bengal’s Howrah were killed and 31 others injured.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister's Office wrote: "I am deeply pained by the loss of lives due to a tragic accident in Odisha’s Ganjam district. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those injured recover at the very earliest: PM @narendramodi."

The mishap happened when a bus carrying the tourists overturned in Odisha’s Kalinga Ghati late on Tuesday night.
 

Police said the bus was carrying 76 passengers and was on its way to Andhra Pradesh’s Vishakhapatnam.

At least 15 passengers have been critically injured while 16 others have received minor injuries, the police informed the media.

Five of the six deceased have been identified as Supriya Denre, Sanjeet Patra, Rima Denre, Mausumi Denra, and Barnali Manna.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also expressed grief over the accident.

In a tweet, Banerjee said: "Sad to know that six of our fellow citizens from WB have succumbed to their injuries, while some others are still struggling with the trauma of a grave road accident today early hours when they were moving in a hired bus in the Ganjam district of Odisha on their way to Vizag."

"Our administration is coordinating with Odisha officials for speedy post mortem of the dead, treatment for the injured, and  their return. Rushing  a high level team led by  Principal Secretary, Disaster Management and MLA Udaynarayanpur  to Odisha," she wrote.