No casualty in Motihari bus accident, confirms Bihar Disaster Management Minister

Patna, May 4: A day after claiming that at least 27 people were killed due to fire in a bus after it overturned in Bihar’s Motihari, Bihar Disaster Management Minister Dinesh Chandra Yadav on Friday confirmed that were no casualties in the accident.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Yadav said, “The information of deaths was wrong. Yes I said 27 people have died, it was based on info from local sources, but I also said that only final report will be considered”.

“There was booking for 13 people. 8 were taken to hospital by authorities, there was no sign of remaining 5, no remains were found. They might have left the spot on their own”, he told media.

“It is a really sad incident. There is a provision to give compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of dead in such cases and it will be given”, Bihar Disaster Management and Relief Minister had told news agency ANI on Thursday.

 

National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force teams have reached the spot. Meanwhile, hospitals in Motihari and  Muzaffarpur districts put on alert.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also condoled the deaths saying  “It is a really painful incident, local administration officials are present at the spot. We will extend all possible help to the families of those who died”.

Prime Minister Office had also expressed grief.

“My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones due to a bus accident in Motihari. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest”, PMO tweeted.

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