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Seven, including Maharashtra MLA's son killed in accident; PM Modi condoles deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. File. | Photo Credit: PTI

Seven persons, including some medical students and the son of an MLA, were killed in Wardha district of Maharashtra when the car they were travelling in fell off a bridge in the wee hours of January 25, police said.

The incident occurred around 1.30 a.m. near Selsura village in the district in east Maharashtra, an official said.

Prima facie, the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle which fell off a bridge, killing seven passengers on the spot.

As per the preliminary information, the deceased included some MBBS students and the son of Tirora BJP MLA Vijay Rahangdale.

PM condoles deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain at the loss of lives in a road accident at Selsura in Maharashtra. He also announced ₹2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who died in the accident and ₹50,000 for each of the injured.

"Pained by the loss of lives due to an accident near Selsura in Maharashtra. In this hour of sadness, my thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that those injured are able to recover soon," he said.


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