Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday extended condolences to the family of those who lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar incident and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
“Saddened by the loss of lives in a tragic incident in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Vice President said in a tweet. Shah expressed his condolences on the loss to the family members who lost their loved ones.
कुशीनगर में हुई दुर्घटना की खबर से अत्यंत व्यथित हूँ। हताहतों के शोक संतप्त परिवारों के दुःख में शामिल हूं। घायलों के शीघ्र स्वास्थ्य लाभ के लिए प्रार्थना करता हूं। विश्वास है स्थानीय प्रशासन तत्परता से राहत सहायता उपलब्ध करा रहा है।
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) February 17, 2022
“The incident in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh is very sad. I express my deepest condolences on this irreparable loss to those who have lost their loved ones. Also, I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Shah tweeted.
उत्तर प्रदेश के कुशीनगर जिले में हुआ हादसा अत्यंत दुःखद है। इसमें जिन्होंने अपनों को खोया है, उनकी इस अपूरणीय क्षति पर अपनी गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करता हूँ। साथ ही ईश्वर से घायलों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूँ।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 17, 2022
BJP national president JP Nadda also condoled the deaths and said that possible help was being given by the local administration.
“Painful to hear about the death of many people, including women and children, in the tragic accident in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. I express my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. The local administration is engaged in all possible help. I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to the tragic mishap in Kushinagar, and Rs. 50,000 to the injured.
उत्तर प्रदेश के कुशीनगर में हुआ हादसा हृदयविदारक है। इसमें जिन लोगों को अपनी जान गंवानी पड़ी है, उनके परिजनों के प्रति मैं अपनी गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करता हूं। इसके साथ ही घायलों के जल्द से जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं। स्थानीय प्रशासन हर संभव मदद में जुटा है।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 17, 2022
The Chief Minister has directed the concerned officials to conduct rescue and relief operations immediately and provide treatment to the injured.
As many as 13 people lost their lives after falling into a well during wedding celebrations in the Nebua Naurangia area of the Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night.
“Thirteen women have died. The incident occurred last night at around 8.30 pm in the Nebua Naurangia, Kushinagar. The incident happened during a wedding programme when some people sitting on a slab of a well met with the accident after the slab broke due to excessive load,” said Akhil Kumar, ADG, Gorakhpur Zone.
District Magistrate of Kushinagar, S Rajalingam announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the deceased. Further probe into the incident is underway.