Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each to the kin of the pilgrims from the state who died in an accident in Nepal when a bus skidded off a road and plunged into a flooded canal.
Condoling the death of the pilgrims, who hailed from the state's Maharajganj district, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced the financial assistance, an official said.
At least 39 pilgrims, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, were killed when the overcrowded bus carrying 100 to 120 Hindu pilgrims to a temple in Nawalparasi district in Nepal skidded off a slippery road and plunged into a flooded canal....more
12:30 AM, Jul 16, 2012
Kathmandu: At least 34 Indians were among the 39 pilgrims who were killed on Sunday when tragedy struck their overcrowded bus that skidded off a slippery road and plunged into a swollen canal in southern Nepal. The bus was carrying 100 to 120 Hindu pilgrims, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, to a temple in Nawalparasi district, 150 kilometres west of the capital Kathmandu, police officials in Nawalparasi district. While 39 bodies...
04:39 PM, Jul 15, 2012