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Rajasthan: 11 killed in road accident in Nagaur; PM Modi, CM Gehlot express condolences

The Prime Minister has approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the accident. The injured would be given Rs 50,000, the PMO said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 31, 2021 12:23:13 pm
Rajasthan accident, nagaur road accident, Rajasthan news, Nagaur accident news, PM Modi on Nagaur accident, Nagar accident deaths, Ashok gehlot, Indian expressThe victims, who hailed from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain district, were returning home after offering prayers at Ramdevra and Karni Mata temples. (ANI)

At least eleven pilgrims were killed and seven others injured after the van they were travelling in collided with a truck in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district on Tuesday.

The accident occurred near Shri Balaji temple on the Bikaner-Jodhpur Highway. The victims, who hailed from Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district, were returning home after offering prayers at Ramdevra and Karni Mata temples.

Prime Minister took to Twitter to express his condolences over the incident and wished the injured a speedy recovery. “The horrific road accident in Nagaur, Rajasthan is very painful. I express my condolences to the families of all those who have lost their lives in this accident and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” the PMO tweeted.

The Prime Minister has approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the accident. The injured would be given Rs 50,000, the PMO said.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also expressed his grief over the accident. “The death of 11 pilgrims returning to MP in a horrific road accident in Shribalaji area of Nagaur is extremely sad. My condolences to the bereaved family, may God give them strength in this difficult time and may the soul of the departed rest in peace. Praying for speedy recovery of the injured,” Gehlot tweeted.

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