The rescue operation of the tragic accident in Uttarkashi last Sunday has come to an end. A total of 30 people were reportedly on board the bus and 26 of them were killed. Four of the injured have been admitted to Max Hospital in Dehradun. A bus going to Yamunotri fell into the ditch and the accident took place near Damta on the Yamunotri National Highway. Devotees from Madhya Pradesh were travelling in the bus here. After receiving this information, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Dehradun in the night and held a meeting with the officials of the Uttarakhand government at the police control room and took stock of the relief and rescue operations in Uttarkashi. After that, CM Chouhan reached Max Hospital in Dehradun late at night to see the injured devotees.
During this time, he said that no stone will be left unturned in the treatment of the injured. I also discussed with the doctors about the treatment. Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami will leave for the spot on Monday i.e. this morning. DGP Ashok Kumar said that on getting information about the accident, police teams were immediately sent to the spot. A rescue operation was launched in Anand-Phanan. 26 people died in the incident. The injured have been sent to the hospital for treatment. Police and SDRF teams are still engaged in rescue. It has also been reported that the bus was coming from the Panna district of Madhya Pradesh for Uttarkashi, the bus has fallen into a ditch near Damta on the Yamunotri National Highway.
The bus was carrying passengers from Madhya Pradesh. All the passengers had gone on a journey to Yamunotri. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the incident as soon as he got information about the accident. He said that the bus accident in Uttarakhand is very painful. In this, I convey my condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. Under the supervision of the State Government, the local administration is engaged in all possible assistance on the spot.
It has announced 2 lakh rupees each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who lost their lives and 50 thousand rupees to the injured. Apart from him, Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed grief. He said that the news of a bus of devotees falling into a ditch in Uttarakhand is deeply saddening. I have spoken to Chief Minister Pushkar Dhamiji on this. Teams of local administration and SDRF are engaged in the rescue operation. The injured are being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. NDRF is also reaching there soon.