At least 10 people were killed and two others were injured when a wedding party van fell into a deep ravine in the Sirmaur area of Himachal Pradesh on Monday. The incident occurred near Pashog in Shillai County, Subdivision Magistrate Shillai Suresh Singha told PTI.
There were 12 people in the car at the time of the accident. Nine of them died on the spot, one wounded died from injuries on the way to the hospital in Paonta Sahib.
While expressing regret over the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Modi also announced immediate aid of 2 lakhs to each next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the wounded.
“Offended by the loss of life due to the crash in Sirmaure, NY. Condolences to the families of the victims and prayers to the injured. Ex-gratia of 2 lakhs each from PMNRF will be given to the next of kin of the victims. he said on his twitter.
Chief Minister Himachal Jai Ram Thakur also expressed condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for peace for the dead souls, the official said.
Thakur also instructed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the affected families and the best treatment for the victims of this accident.