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.>