Odisha CM Grieves Loss of Lives in Kullu Bus Mishap

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed grief over the loss of lives in the bus mishap in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Naveen offered his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

Deeply anguished by the tragic loss of precious lives in the bus accident in #Kullu district of #HimachalPradesh. Wish the bereaved families have courage to overcome the irreparable loss and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured, the CM tweeted.

A private bus (bearing registration number HP 66-7065) fell into the over 300-metre-deep nullah near the Dhoth Morh in Banjar tehsil of Kullu district on Thursday.

At least 44 people died and 34 others were injured in the mishap.

Prima facie, it suspected that overloading and negligent driving may have caused the tragic accident.

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