New Delhi, June 12: Efforts are on to repatriate the mortal remains of two Indians killed in a bus accident in Nepal, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday and maintained that all assistance would be provided to the Indian pilgrims injured in the tragic incident.
A passenger bus carrying 60 Indian pilgrims was hit by a truck in Nepal's Rautahat district, killing two persons on the spot and wounding 21 others, reports said.
"Deepest condolences to the bereaved families of Sh.Jena and Sh.Biswal who lost their lives in the tragic bus accident in Nepal earlier today. Our CG&officers are at the hospital, constantly monitoring the treatment of the injured and extending all help to their families," Jaishankar tweeted.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in his missive:
"Took up the issue with EAM Dr S Jaishankar, after being apprised of the tragic bus accident in Kathmandu, Nepal involving pilgrims from Puri and Khordha. Requested for all possible assistance to the victims including post-mortem of the deceased and facilitation of their repatriation."
In another tweet, Jaishankar promised help to the family of an Indian killed in Russia. "Our Embassy @IndEmbMoscow has reached out and is working to provide all assistance."
His response came after a person reached out to him by one Debashish Baruah on the microblogging site saying that a young student, Nikumoni Kakoti, from Lalganesh area of Guwahati died in Russia and his family members are requesting the government through media to make necessary arrangements to bring back his body to Guwahati.