Etah road accident: PM condoles demise of young children

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi(Lucknow) [India], Jan. 19 (ANI): Expressed his anguish over the tragic accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the passing away of young children. "I pray that those injured in the accident in Etah recover at the earliest," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. "Anguished by the tragic accident in UP's Etah district. I share the pain of the bereaved families & condole passing away of young children," he said. More than 24 children lost their lives and over 40 others sustained injuries in the accident, which took place in Aliganj town where a private school bus collided head-on with a speeding truck. Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Javed Ahmed said the school was open against the order of district administration to close due to cold. "The rescue operation is underway. Strict action will be taken against the school," he added. (ANI)