Surat Road Accident: PM Modi Expresses Grief; Ex-gratia Announced

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the tragic road accident, where over a dozen migrant labourers sleeping by the roadside in Gujarat’s Surat district were killed after being crushed under a speeding truck.

He took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “The loss of lives due to a truck accident in Surat is tragic. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest.”

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The government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident in Surat. Rs 50,000 each would be given to those injured.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs each to the next of the kin of those who lost their lives in the accident in Surat.

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