Arunachal CM Khandu Announces Ex-Gratia to Kra Daadi Accident Victims 


In a tragic accident four women were killed and 15 others injured, nine of them critically injured, after a pickup van ferrying passengers skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Kra Daadi district.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu took to twitter and condoled the death of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate accident. He also prayed for the early recovery of all injured.

CM Khandu announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the deceased and Rs 2 lakh each to the critically injured under the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. A total amount of Rs 38 lakh has been deposited in the account of the Kra-Dadi DC with a directive to disburse the same immediately, a statement from the CMO said.

The accident took place on Sunday evening when the passengers were going towards Palin from Tali after attending a fellowship programme, Superintendent of Police Dusu Kaling said.

The vehicle skidded off the road near Kumey bridge point at Kuwa and fell into a 20-metres-deep gorge above Kumey River, he said.

Four women passengers died on the spot, while nine others received grievous injuries and six sustained minor injuries, Kaling said.

The critically injured have been sent to Itanagar, while the rest are being treated at Palin, the officer said.

The ill-fated vehicle was carrying 19 passengers. They were returning from ADC HQs Tali to district HQs Palin, after attending a fellowship programme. Only four occupants, including the driver, were men while the rest were women.

The deceased have been identified as Bohu Poyum, Nich Nenia, Toku Yachi and Goda Yayak, the SP said.

Tali Circle Officer (CO) Jina Bagang said that the accident took place when the driver lost control over the vehicle while ascending a hill and the pickup van came downhill in reverse before falling into the gorge. 


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