Raigad bus accident: 30 bodies recovered, search operations to continue
New Delhi, July 29: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday has confirmed that around 30 bodies have been recovered till now in connection with the bus accident that killed more than 30 people after it fell in a gorge in Raigad's Ambenali Ghat in Maharashtra.
25 bodies recovered from Raigad bus accident site
So far, 25 bodies have been recovered from the accident site. The bus slipped off the road as it was passing through the mountainous region in Ambenali Ghat near Mahabaleshwar in the Raigad district and fell into a 250-300 feet deep gorge.
Photo courtesy: The group of staff members of an agriculture university in the Konkan region. PTI
Search operations to continue
It is feared that at least 33 people had died in the accident as a bus carrying Dapoli Agriculture University students and teaching staff fell into a gorge in Raigad area near Mahabaleshwar. Vairavanathan, Deputy Commandant, NDRF said,''Search operation will continue as we have spotted few more bodies. We need to check if there are bodies underneath the bus.''
Maharashtra govt announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to kin of deceased
On Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of those who died in the accident. He had also said that the state government would take care of the medical expenses of those injured.
Modi, Rahul Gandhi condole deaths in Maharashtra bus accident
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were among those who expressed grief at the loss of lives of people in the mishap.