Nitish expresses grief over Kushinagar mishap


Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grief over the mishap in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh, wherein 13 school children were killed this morning, and announced compensation to family members of two accident victims hailing from the state.

Describing the mishap as tragic, Kumar prayed for succor to the bereaved family members and announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh, from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to the next of the kin of two of the deceased from Bihar, an official release said here.

The Chief Minister also hoped for the speedy recovery of those who have sustained injuries in the collision between a train and a school bus, the release added.

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