Haridwar : The residents of Laldhang village in Haridwar and adjoining areas are yet to come to terms with the harsh reality of losing their near and dear in the bus mishap on Tuesday which left 32 persons dead , as perrecently – released figures of the fatalities .
The victims were on their way to participate in a wedding when their bus fell into a deep gorge in Timari village , about 70km ahead of Dhumakot in Pauri Garhwal district . Nineteen people were injured in the mishap .
While maximum victims , including the groom , were residents of Laldhang village in Haridwar , a few were from the neighbouring Gajiwali village .
Local administration officials went to Laldhang on Wednesday to console the families who were in a state of shock at the scale of the calamity . Sub – division al magistrate Haridwar Puran Singh Rana ” It was a very tragic incident . Almost the entire village is in a state of numbness that so many people died in a single incident . We have assured them we will provide all the required assistance to the victims ‘ families as per government provisions . “
The groom , identified as Sandeep Nath , worked as a chef at a hotel in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh . Of the 32 victims , at least 28 were the groom’s relatives , including his elder brother Kuldeep Nath ( 36 ) , sister Sateshwari Devi ( 35 ) , her husband Sandeep Aswal , and their 11 – year old son Sachin . At least six women and four children died in the accident .
Meanwhile , Sandeep’s relative , Dharmendra Upadhyaya ” We are preparing for cremation . The families of all those who died are from financially – weak backgrounds . The compensation announced by the government is not adequate . We hope that they will be suitably compensated for their loss . “