ANI Photo | PM Modi expresses condolences over death of labourers in road accident in Chhattisgarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed condolences and wished for a speedy recovery for those injured after 18 labourers were killed near the village of Bahpani in the Kukdur police station area of Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha district after a pickup truck fell into a ditch.
Taking to his official X handle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “The road accident in Kawardha, Chhattisgarh is extremely painful. My condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this accident.”
He added, “Along with this, I wish for the speedy recovery of all the injured. Under the supervision of the state government, the local administration is engaged in helping the victims in every possible way.”
About 25 labourers, who were returning after collecting tendu leaves in a pickup truck, fell into a ditch. In the latest update, Abhishek Pallav, Kawardha SP, informed that 18 people died and four were injured after a pick-up vehicle overturned near the Kawardha area.
Earlier, the Kawardha SP had said that 15 people had lost their lives, including 14 women and one man.
Following the incident, Chhattisgarh Deputy CM Vijay Sharma earlier had expressed condolences and assured of all possible assistance to victims and their families.
“The news of the death of 15 people due to the overturning of a pick-up vehicle full of workers in Kawardha is extremely painful. My condolences are with all the families who have lost their loved ones in this accident. Along with this, I wish for the speedy recovery of all the injured. Under the supervision of the state government, the local administration is engaged in providing all possible assistance to the victims and their families,” Vijay Sharma wrote in a post on X.
Chhattisgarh Congress President Deepak Baij demanded from the Chhattisgarh government that the families of the victims should be given compensation without any delay.
“The news of the tragic death of 15 workers returning from Pandriya after plucking tendu leaves in a road accident is disturbing. Humble tributes to all the deceased, there is information that some workers have also been injured in this accident, I request the administration to make proper arrangements for the treatment of the injured. The families of the deceased should be given compensation by the government without delay,” Baij wrote on X

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