PM condoles deaths in Odisha bus mishap

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of 19 people in a bus accident in Odisha and said his thoughts were with their families as well as over 30 people injured in the mishap.

“Bus accident in Odisha’s Angul district is heart- rending. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved families & injured,” he tweeted.

The mishap took place this morning near Deulijhari when the bus from Boudh to Athamallik fell from a bridge at Puruna Manitri, DGP K B Singh said.

Nineteen people were killed and more than 30 others critically injured in the accident.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased.