Condolences continue to pour in for the bereaved families of the victims of the tragic road mishap involving a school bus that took place at Longsai Part III (Tubung) in Noney district, Manipur on Wednesday. The accident left nine persons dead and over 30 others injured.
The bus carrying girl students of Thambalnu Higher Secondary School, Yairipok Top Chingtha, Imphal East met with the accident at around 11 am along the Tongjei Maril Road.
The Coalition Against Drugs and Alcohol (CADA), All India Tanzeem-E-Insaaf (AITI) Manipur State Council and the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Manipur State Committee in separate releases condoled the untimely demise of the nine victims.
Various organisations and people of the state joined in sharing the griefs of the bereaved families.
The CADA appealed to the government to form a relevant regulation for vehicle owners or drivers who carry students to prevent such incidents in the future.
AITUC urged the government to take up the road repairing process of the said accident-prone area at the earliest, while AITI prayed for speedy recovery of those injured.
The Thoubal District United Women’s Development Organisation (Thoubal Ima) also extended condolences and prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident.
The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), Manipur in a release extended condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the peace of the departed souls. It stated that the NSUI-Manipur will donate the required units of blood for the injured should the need arise.
In a press statement, the National Identity Protection Council (NIPCO) extended condolences and shared the sorrows of the bereaved family. It also prayed for the speedy recovery of those injured.
It mentioned the significance of the road which is also known as ‘Tongjei Maril’, where the tragic accident happened and urged the state government and the authorities concerned to construct the road on par with National Highway.
NIPCO also extended appreciation to the villagers, students, medical attendants, ambulance and police personnel who assisted in the tragic incident, it added.
Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) urged the people to refrain from conducting any festivals or celebrations for three days in respect of the departed souls. It also prayed for the speedy recovery of those who were injured.
The Manipur People’s Party and the All Manipur Recognised Private Schools’ Welfare Association (AMRPSWA) extended condolences and shared the sorrows of the bereaved family.
The AMRPSWA stated that the association will extend their support to provide free education from class 1 up to class 12 for the siblings of the students who lost their lives in the tragic accident, it added.