Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today expressed deep shock and anguish over the tragic demise of all the 10 persons when the vehicle in which they were traveling fell into the canal near Near Ajnala (Amritsar District). Nine persons including two women and five children were from village Akku Maste Ke of district Ferozepur and one from Ajanala
Badal shared his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved families and prayed to the Almighty to give them courage to bear huge loss in this hour of crisis and grant peace to the departed souls.
The Chief Minister also announced an ex-gratia grant of Re. one lac each to the next of kin of the deceased. He also directed the Civil and Police administration to extend all help to send the bodies of the victims at their native places.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal and Revenue and Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia also shared their heartfelt condolences over this tragic incident.