Chandrapur: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the families of nine people who were killed in the massive fire that took place when a diesel tanker and a wood-laden truck collided on Mool Road on Saturday. It has been announced to give financial assistance of five lakh rupees each.
Former Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had demanded that Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray give five lakh rupees each to the family members of each of the deceased. Chandrapur MLA Kishor Jorgewar also met Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai and urged him to help the families of those victims financially. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has also expressed grief over the death of these victims.
Meanwhile, police sources have also claimed that no bodies of those killed in the accident could be recovered from the spot. Police were able to recover only the ashes and parts of the bones of nine victims. The fire was so severe that it took more than six hours for seven fire tenders to douse it.
Chandrapur-Mul-Gadchiroli road has been declared National Highway
Everything in these two vehicles, including the bodies, was burnt to ashes. The police were also seen collecting the mound’s ashes and bone parts in sacks. Along with this, the body has been handed over to the relatives of the deceased.
The Chandrapur-Mul-Gadchiroli road has been declared National Highway 930 many years ago, but still remains a single road with Ajaypur. Also, a bridge over a local Andheri river on the road is very narrow and has seen a lot of accidents in the past.
MLA Sudhir Mungantiwar had given 13 reminder letters to the National Highway Authority to build a wide bridge over the Andheri river but to no avail.
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