Death toll rises to 57 in Telangana bus accident

In Telangana, the death toll rose to 57 in the Kondagattu bus accident which occurred in Jagityal district this afternoon.

The deceased include 32 women and 4 children. Police said an overcrowded bus going to Jagityal from Kondagattu lost control and rolled off the ghat road. Thirty-seven passengers are injured.

The State Government has announced an ex-gratia of 5 lakh rupees each to the next of kin of the deceased.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish over the loss of lives in the accident. In a tweet, Mr. Modi said his thoughts and solidarity are with the bereaved families. He prayed for early recovery of the injured.

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