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Maharashtra: 13 dead, over 29 injured after bus fell into ditch in Raigad, PM Modi offers condolences

Raigad accident: The private bus was going from Pune to Mumbai when it fell into the gorge near Shingroba temple on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, police said.

Reported By : Yogendra Tiwari, Namrata Dubey Edited By : Sheenu Sharma
Raigad (Maharashtra)
Updated on: April 15, 2023 13:49 IST
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Image Source : PTI. Wrecked remains of bus that fell into gorge leaving at least 13 persons dead on Mumbai-Pune highway in Raigad district.

Raigad accident: At least 13 people were declared dead and more than 29 got injured after a bus fell into a ditch in Khopoli area of Maharashtra's Raigad district today (April 15). The rescue operation is currently underway in the area, said Raigad SP.

The private bus was going from Pune to Mumbai when it fell into the gorge near Shingroba temple on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, police said. As per the information, there were around 30-35 passengers in the bus, police said, adding efforts are underway to shift the injured to a nearby hospital.

Passengers of the bus belonged to an organization from Goregaon area who had gone to Pune for an event and were on a return trip on Saturday.

PM Modi declares compensation

"Pained by the bus mishap in Raigad, Maharashtra. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I hope that those injured recover quickly. The State Government is providing all possible assistance to the affected," PM tweeted. 

An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased in the bus mishap in Raigad. Rs 50,000 would be given to the injured. 

Home Minister Amit Shah: 

What CM Ekanth Shinde said: 

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde expressed deep grief over the bus accident on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, he also spoke to Raigad Collector and SP and also the team engaged in rescue operation. A compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be given to the family members of the deceased and free treatment of the injured will be done in the government hospital. 

CM Shinde visited MGM Hospital to know the well-being of injured patients. 

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Very unfortunate incident: Devendra Fadnavis 

What Raigad SP said: 

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