Maharashtra: On Monday 7 medical students, including a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA's son, were killed in a road accident around 11.30 pm. The central government has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the victims. The injured will get Rs 50,000 each as compensation from the prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
PM @narendramodi announced that Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the accident near Selsura. Those who are injured would be given Rs. 50,000.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 25, 2022
The reason for the accident stated by the police officials is the students were passing through Selsura in a car when a wild animal suddenly appeared in front of their car. According to the investigation, the person driving the car, in order to avoid the animal, swerved hard on the wheel, resulting in the vehicle falling into a ditch under a culvert. The sudden impact killed the students, said Wardha SP Prashant Holkar.