At least two people were killed and six others injured after a bus returning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s program in Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh turned turtle on Tuesday night.
Himesh Hinotia, SDM of Alirajpur, said the accident took place at around am a.m. last night.
“The injured were rushed here to the hospital after which two of them succumbed to their injuries. The injured have been sent to Khargoon. We will conduct the post-mortem of the deceased people,” he said.Prime Minister Modi on his visit to Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday paid homage to Chandrashekar Azad at the freedom fighter’s birthplace Bhabra.
He became the first serving Prime Minister of India to visit the birthplace of freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. He visited the village to commemorate the sacrifices of freedom fighters on the Quit India day and launched the ‘Azadi 70 Saal-Yaad Karo Qurbani’ programme.
Speaking at the event, Modi said, “75 years ago on August 8, Mahatma Gandhi had asked the Britishers to ‘Quit India’. Therefore today is a fitting moment to remember all those who made it possible for us to breathe freedom.”
Talking about the sacrifices of the freedom fighters, the PM said, “For the sake of the country, our ancestors put their lives at stake, sacrificed their families.”
“Many of us were born in a free India. But the freedom fighters got the honour to sacrifice their lives for the nation. But at least we have the honour to live for the nation, even if we didn’t get to die for its freedom,” he added.