Modi & Naveen Condole Casualties Due To Tragic Accident In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the loss of lives due to a tragic accident at Kalinga Ghat in Ganjam district.

The Prime Minister Office tweeted:

“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”.

Naveen condoled the incident and expressed deep sympathies with the families of the deceased.

The Odisha CM tweeted:

“I am extremely sad after hearing about the accident of a tourist bus in Kalinga ghat in which many people have lost their lives. I pray for the departed souls to rest in peace and speedy recovery of the injured persons.”

At least six tourists from West Bengal were killed and more than 40 injured when a bus, in which they were travelling, met with an accident on Kalinga ghat in Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said on Wednesday.

The bus, carrying 70 people, was heading towards Visakhapatnam after the tourists from Udaynarayanpur area in Howrah district of West Bengal visited Daringbadi in Kandhamal district.

Bus driver claimed that the accident occurred late Tuesday night due to brake failure.