Nitish Kumar stops speech midway to mourn Motihari incident
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday stopped his speech in between to mourn the Motihari incident soon after he got the news of the mishap.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a program organised by the Transport Department at Gyan Bhawan in Patna when he received the news of the Motihari mishap which claimed several lives. He stopped the speech in middle and asked everyone to keep two minutes of silence for the peace of the departed soul.
According to police, an air-conditioned bus from Muzaffarpur to Delhi met with the accident after the driver lost control over it near the Bagra village of Kotwa police station area on the NH28 highway.
"It is a really painful incident, local administration officials are present at the spot. We will extend all possible help to the families of those who died," said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while speaking at the public function in Patna. Several dignitaries including Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was present at the program.
Meanwhile, the hospitals in Motihari and Muzaffarpur have been put on alert. Nitish Kumar has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the deceased.