PM condoles loss of lives in Maharashtra bus accident

According to the authorities, 34 people, including two drivers, were travelling in the 40-seater bus. All the passengers were staff members of the Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (BSKKV) in Dapoli.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to a bus accident in Raigad district of Maharashtra.

“Pained by the loss of lives due to a bus accident in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. My condolences to those who lost their
loved ones”, the Prime Minister said.

33 people were feared killed and one injured after a private bus plunged into a 500 feet gorge in the mountainous section of Poladpur in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Sunday.

According to the authorities, 34 people, including two drivers, were travelling in the 40-seater bus. All the passengers were staff members of the Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (BSKKV) in Dapoli.

The tragedy occurred sometime after 9 a.m. at the Ambenali Ghat near Poladpur when the bus slid off the mountainous road and fell into the gorge

Ambulance teams have been sent from Mahabaleshwar to the accident spot.

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